September 19, 2011
Sim State Uni - 5th Class
Austin laughed and gave Chester a high five. "I'm so glad Elizabeth got into the same dorm! She's the one for me!"
Chester rolled his eyes. "That's what you said about Natalie, too!" he reminded Austin.
Austin huffed. "Well, whatever. With Elizabeth, it's different..."
Chester slung his arm around Austin's neck and started to pull him down the hall. "Let's go check this place out!"
Jacqueline shook Sally's hand. "I'm Jacqueline, but call me Jackie. I think I kind of remember you from school. Aren't you Sean's little sister?"
Sally rolled her eyes. It seemed like every girl knew Sean. "Yeah, maybe I'll invite him over one day!"
Sally laughed at the expression on Jackie's face. "Oh my God!" she said as her hands went to cover her face. "You'd do that and I'll be your best friend!"
Sally smiled. Well that's what she was here for... best friends!
Elizabeth wrapped her arms around Austin and squeezed. "It was fine. I'm so glad to be here, now! What classes do you have?"
Sally covered her eyes and groaned. "You guys, get a room, will you? Quit making babies in the hallway!"
Hazel hid her face in Sean's shoulder and laughed while Sean stroked her hair. "Well, I guess it's time to get home to the kids anyways. I bet the nanny is already asleep."
Chester walked over and tapped Sally on the shoulder. "Hey, you should probably get some shut-eye, too. First day of class tomorrow!"
"This is so great we're in all the same classes right now!" Sally enthused. "It's like we'll all be best friends!"
Chester glanced over at Elizabeth. Not, he silently fumed. There was just something he couldn't stand about her and he couldn't wait until Austin realized that she wasn't right for him. There were plenty of girls here at college... he would just need to send a few Austin's way.
She stuck her nose up in the air and declared that she was doing a scientific study on male features and needed more samples.
Elizabeth piped up, "But none are are handsome as Austin!" as she made doe eyes at him.
Chester made a wretching sound and pretended to gag. He felt a little bit when Elizabeth looked hurt and left the room.
Austin hit his shoulder. Hard. "What was the for?" Austin demanded.
"Nothing," Chester sulked.
"Well, quit it! She thinks you don't like her."
Chester just sunk further in his chair.
Elizabeth danced around. "Huh?"
Chester just grunted as he walked by. "Yeah. Pretty. Gonna go eat."
Elizabeth's face fell as she glanced at Austin. "I'm sorry, Austin. I don't know what's wrong. He just doesn't like me."
Elizabeth grabbed Austin's hands and held them. "You did great today," she told him as she smiled.
Chester growled. "God. Get a room!"
Elizabeth had enough. "What is wrong with you? I've been nothing but nice to you, but you take every opportunity to pick on me!"
Jackie yawned and said, "Oh boy, I need sleep. Bye!" while Sally just watched the drama unfold. Austin fidgeted from foot to foot.
Chester clenched his hands into fists and snapped, "There's nothing wrong with me! It's you! You're just so ridiculous and fake!"
Elizabeth reared back. "You think I'm fake?"
Chester pushed past everyone and stormed to his room. "Whatever. I don't need this!"
"Austin?" Elizabeth started to ask, but Austin shook his head sadly.
"I don't know what to do, Elizabeth. Just let it drop for now."
"You know, Jackie. I was talking to Chester the other day and he told he really liked blondes."
Jackie's eyes lit up as she casually stirred her macaroni around. "Oh yeah," she asked. "Cool..."
Sally saw Jackie's interest. "Oh come on Jackie! You're perfect for him! Haven't you at least thought about it?"
Jackie dropped her spoon and sighed. "It's all I think about sometimes. You really think I should say something?"
"Not only do I think you should say something, but I think you should walk right up to him and kiss him! He'd be putty in your hands!"
Jackie's head dropped into her hands. "Do you really think so? What if he pushes me away? I'd die!"
Sally laughed. "I have a feeling he won't be pushing you away."
Slapping the table, Jackie stood up. "Okay! I'll do it!"
Chester just nodded.
Elizabeth glanced up and winced. "Really, it means a lot to me and to Austin that we're trying to get along better."
"I know," Chester mumbled.