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Obsession

By hcouch90

Thriller / Romance

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Emery sighed as she climbed out of her parents BMW and stared up at the buildings on the campus of Yale University. She was exactly where she wanted to be and had dreamed of being for the last fifteen years.

"Emery, Emery," her dad Ray Whitehall yelled at her and chuckled.

"Sorry dad. I just can't believe that I'm here and that everything we dreamed is coming true".

"Well, don't get too excited. If you don't like it here I'll be on the red eye to come get you," her dad chuckled and she rolled her eyes at him.

"Oh Ray, she'll love it here. I'm sure she'll meet her husband here if not then she can go up to Harvard," Mrs. Whitehall remarked while checking her outfit. The Whitehalls were a typical American family that lived in a cozy (massive) house in the historical district of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

"I don't really care as long as I become editor of their school paper," Emery grabbed one of her suitcases and her dad followed her lead.

"You are in the nicest suit they have and if you have any problems with your roommate don't hesitate to tell your RA," her mother advised sternly.

"I'm sure that we'll be ok. Besides I've already talked to her on Facebook," Emery replied and they walked together to her dorm.

"Well, its big enough that's for sure," Ray remarked and sat her suitcase in the spacious sitting area of the dorm room.

"When is your roommate supposed to be here?" her mom asked going through the rooms.

"This weekend I believe. You all wanted to get here four days early so that we could sight see and get "to know" the layout of the campus," Emery answered in a mock tone and rolled her eyes.

"Oh I'm going to miss your sarcastic comments constantly torturing me throughout the day."

"Can we visit the library?" Emery asked excitedly after they brought in the last of her luggage.

"Really? Don't you want to go shopping instead?" her mom groaned slightly. "She is so your kid."

"We'll stop by as we go to the registrations office to get your schedule and then we're going into New Haven," Ray said making a negotiation and winked at Emery. He had been a lawyer for twenty years and a father for eighteen—giving him lots of experience in making deals.

"Awesome," Emery beamed. She took a look around the dorm room and couldn't believe that she was a Yale student. "The next four years are going to be the best years of my life!"

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"Oh my gosh. I can't believe I'm finally here! This is so crazy," an eighteen year old Taylor exclaimed to her friend, Zoe, Saturday afternoon as they were standing on the grounds of Yale. She finally made it to the school she dreamt of ever since she was a little girl and was very excited.

"You'll be fine, and your mother would be really proud of you too," her friend, Zoe, said. Taylor's mother passed away when Taylor was seven years old. She remembered her mother telling her stories of when she went to Yale. She was determined to make it into the same college her mother went to years ago.

"Yes, she would be. Oh well. At least I'm away from home and no more of my overly strict father. I'm finally on my own. Thank God."

Since her mother died, Taylor had to move and live with her overbearing father in Massachusetts. He was hardly around in her life, and when he was he attempted to be what he thought a real father was. Taylor couldn't stand him. She was very relieved to be leaving from under his roof.

"I know what you mean. Now, are you ready to get all of your stuff in your room? Speaking of room, do you know your roommate?"

"I've messaged her on Facebook, but it's not like I really know her. Her name is Emery something. We're both majoring in journalism. I think, or at least I hope, we'll get along well," Taylor expressed as they began to carry her belongings to the new place she was to call home for the next year.

When the girls arrived at Taylor's room, her roommate, Emery was not there."I wonder where she's at," Zoe said, "we've been hauling all your crap up here for a good thirty-five minutes and haven't seen her yet."

"Maybe she's at lunch or something. I actually like it better this way. Let's hurry up before she decides to come back. I want my room done now."It took the girls a chunk of two hours until Taylor situated her side of the room the way she wanted it.

"Oh my gosh. I can't believe I'm finally here! This is so crazy," an eighteen year old Taylor exclaimed to her friend, Zoe, Saturday afternoon as they were standing on the grounds of Yale. She finally made it to the school she dreamt of ever since she was a little girl and was very excited.

"You'll be fine, and your mother would be really proud of you too," her friend, Zoe, said. Taylor's mother passed away when Taylor was seven years old. She remembered her mother telling her stories of when she went to Yale. She was determined to make it into the same college her mother went to years ago.

"Yes, she would be. Oh well. At least I'm away from home and no more of my overly strict father. I'm finally on my own. Thank God."

Since her mother died, Taylor had to move and live with her overbearing father in Massachusetts. He was hardly around in her life, and when he was he attempted to be what he thought a real father was. Taylor couldn't stand him. She was very relieved to be leaving from under his roof.

"I know what you mean. Now, are you ready to get all of your stuff in your room? Speaking of room, do you know your roommate?"

"I've messaged her on Facebook, but it's not like I really know her. Her name is Emery something. We're both majoring in journalism. I think, or at least I hope, we'll get along well," Taylor expressed as they began to carry her belongings to the new place she was to call home for the next year.

When the girls arrived at Taylor's room, her roommate, Emery was not there."I wonder where she's at," Zoe said, "we've been hauling all your crap up here for a good thirty-five minutes and haven't seen her yet."

"Maybe she's at lunch or something. I actually like it better this way. Let's hurry up before she decides to come back. I want my room done now."It took the girls a chunk of two hours until Taylor situated her side of the room the way she wanted it.

Hello Fellow Atrian lovers!

This is my new novella story and I hope you enjoy it. It is not the sequel to Infinity! This will have shorter chapters, because of the format of being a novella.

The sequel to Infinity will happen :)

Please read and comment!

-K

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