~New Horizons~

Part I

 

::Professor Kayla::

 

Today we will be discussing how the elements combined with lunar cycles can affect one's use of magic and ritual.

::Merrit:: (Talking to Narfi) Yea, I heard that they're going to do a mindnight showing of Fight Club at the Spectrum.
::Professor Kayla:: Mr. Daniels, would you like to give this lecture? I assume that it is what you are discussing with Mr. Skaftisson?
::Merrit:: T_T No M'am....

 

::Professor Kayla::

 

I thought not. Now, please consider the effect that a lunar conjunction with Mars will have on any rituals regarding growth or multiplication--

intercom buzz
"Merrit Daniels and Freesia Constantine please report to Dean Carter's office."
::Freesia:: Oh no! I'm sorry Professor Kayla...*flustered*

::What did I do wrong? Why does the dean want to see me?::

*Looking at Merrit* ::I'm glad someone else has to go too. What if it had been just me?::

 

 

::Merrit:: Maaaaan. *looks at Freesia* Coming?
::Freesia::  Yes. Let me... *looks at Professor Kayla* Should I take my books?
::Professor Carter:: Leave them here. I'm sure you'll both be back before class ends.

 

 

 

Merrit & Freesia head to the office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences of Quinlan College.

 

 

::Dean Carter::

 

Ah, you both made it. Good. I have something important to tell both of you. No--don't sit Mr.Daniels. It won't take that long.

::Merrit::

So, Sir.....Um, what is it? *eyes pastries on the dean's desk*

::Dean Carter:: We have arranged for the first time, a special student rotation for the fall semester. It involves our students traveling overseas to teach and learn with students of other nationalities.
::Freesia::

T_T ... Why should I care about that? I have enough to do worrying about keeping up in chemistry and potions. *twisting hands and staring down at the newspaper on desk*

 

::Merrit::

 

Sounds cool. What's that got to do with me? *smiles and nods head toward Freesia* I mean with US?

::Dean Carter:: I am pleased to say that both of you were recommended by your student advisors to take part in this program. *looking at Freesia* You, Miss Constantine, because Dr. Vielle believes the exposure to a new culture may help you to further develop your skills and work on some of the deeper issues that we have had to keep an eye on in your past.
::Freesia::

*Blushing*

I've been trying Sir. Dr.Vielle knows that. I-I don't want to leave Quinlan...I feel comfortable here.

   
   
::Dean Carter::

Comfortable or not, this is what has been decided. And you too Mr.Daniels. Both of you are going to Japan. I have your passports here.

*hands passports to them*

You'll both be assigned to the same place as to lessen the culture shock for you.

::Freesia:: B-But...
::Dean Carter:: In two weeks time your plane leaves. I suggest you spend the time arranging your classwork and deciding what you will need to take with you.
   
::Freesia:: >_< .... .....
::Merrit:: Wow, this is so cool! *riffles with passport* Maaaan...noone's gonna believe this....
::Dean Carter:: Your instructors are aware of this and will talk to you about your course work schedules. I believe most of them will be able to teach you online. Speaking of which, both of you will be given a laptop to use while you are on this rotation. Please remember you both will be representing Quinlan University. You can return to class now.

::Freesia::

 

 

=_= .... ::How am I supposed to do that with him? Merrit is such a slacker. I bet everything that goes wrong will get blamed on me...::

*sigh*

  ....Out in the Hallway...
::Merrit:: Look, cheer up. It won't be that bad.
::Freesia:: .... I don't know...It's...I don't want to...
::Merrit:: Why not? Gods, Freesia, it's awesome! No real work or anything! And a foreign country--new people and places to see! *Rubs hands together in glee*
::Freesia:: Nevermind...we need to go back to class now.
::Merrit:: I'm going to stop by the bookstore for a soda first. Wanna come with?
::Freesia:: No. Thank you *turns and walks away* ::Like I said, he's a complete slacker::
::Merrit::

What's her problem? She's always so high strung...*shrug*... Well, it's not my problem. I think a coke sounds good. Or maybe a grape Crush...

To be continued...
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