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The First Day To The Rest Of Our Lives.

By LadyEudave05 All Rights Reserved ©

Drama / Romance

Chapter 1

Stephen walked down the hallway of his dormitory toward his dorm room. He had a black duffle bag over his left shoulder, a blue gym bag on his right shoulder, and a green Knapp sack on his back. All three bags had everything he needed as well as the two boxes which he left in the trunk of his mother’s car till he found his room and placed his bags inside then he’d bring them up as well.

Once everything was in the dorm he knew his roommate had arrived earlier that week from what the housing office had said. So he took a look around and saw that one of the room doors was open. He looked inside and saw it was empty and the bed wasn’t set up. So he decided that it was probably safe to assume that it was his room. He put the bed frame where he wanted it against the far wall opposite the door. He then placed the mattress on the frame and then moved his three bags and two boxes into the room where he started to unpack them.

Once he was unpacked he sat down on his bed and looked around his room. He checked his class schedule and saw his first class wasn’t until the next morning. At 9am. His school schedule was like this:

Monday

6am: English 101

8am: math 101

10am: History 101

12pm: Science 101

2pm: Health 101

Tuesday

6am: Liberal arts 101

8am: physics 101

10am: chemistry 101

12pm: art 101

2pm: anatomy 101

Wednesday

6am: English 101

8am: math 101

10am: History 101

12pm: Science 101

2pm: Health 101

Thursday

6am: Liberal arts 101

8am: physics 101

10am: chemistry 101

12pm: art 101

2pm: anatomy 101

Friday

6am: English 101

8am: math 101

10am: History 101

12pm: Science 101

2pm: Health 101

Saturday

6am: Liberal arts 101

8am: physics 101

10am: chemistry 101

12pm: art 101

2pm: anatomy 101

Sunday

No classes

Stephen couldn’t believe that tomorrow he’d be starting classes at this college. He was finally free from his mother and her asshole of a boyfriend. He would no longer have to worry about what the guy was going to do to him. He hated her new boyfriend and it was one of the reasons he decided to come and live in the dorms when school started instead of staying with his mother in her house. His excuse was that she needed her privacy and he was old enough to be living on his own so there was no need for him to stay in the house with her and her boyfriend.

Stephen heard the main door open and close so he decided to go and introduce himself to his new roommate since they were home. He walked out over to the door to his room and saw his roommate just as he was coming out of his room. He saw Stephen and jumped. Stephen laughed a little bit and covered it up by coughing.

Stephen said, “Sorry didn’t mean to scare you.”

Roommate said, “Nah don’t worry about it. I was wrapped in my own world I didn’t even notice you were here. I’m Ryan by the way.”

Stephen said, “Stephen. And it’s alright I just got here actually.”

Ryan said, “Well I don’t mean to sound rude but I got to get to class before I’m late.”

Stephen said, “No problem.”

Ryan left the dorm and went to his class. Stephen sighed and decided to go look around campus for a while and see what he could find. He hardly came to this side of town so he didn’t know what to find here. He knew if he wanted to afford anything he would need a job so he went to find one. He also knew he had to find the field so he could talk to his coach about things.

Stephen had been out on the campus for an hour already and had found where all his classes were going to be held so now he was looking for his coach’s office. Once he found his office he knocked on the door.

Coach said, “Come in.”

Stephen walked inside and waited until the coach acknowledged him. Once the coach did that he’d be able to ask him what he came to ask him.

Coach said, “Can I help you?”

Stephen said, “Yeah um I’m Stephen Blackburn.”

Coach said, “Oh Mr. Blackburn I was wondering when you’d arrive on campus. I’m coach Brian. What can I help you with today?”

Stephen said, “Well coach I was actually wondering about the practice schedule.”

Brian said, “Well Mr. Blackburn practice doesn’t officially start until later today. Practice starts at 7pm and ends at 11pm every day.”

Stephen said, “Alright.”

Brian said, “Are you able to make it? I know that sometimes they place classes during practice and then we have to reschedule the class and it’s a huge hassle.”

Stephen said, “Yeah my last class is at 2pm.”

Brian said, “Taking it easy this semester.”

Stephen said, “Sort of. At least for the first semester till I get used to it all.”

Brian said, “Well you’re smarter than most kids your age. They tend to pack on all this work and then they get overwhelmed with it all and they can’t handle the stress and they end up burned out before they even get anywhere.”

Stephen said, “Yeah I know what you mean. I thought if I took it easy the first semester then at least I’d be able to handle the work load as well as practice.”

When Stephen left coach Brian’s office he went to find out where he could find a job. He knew he had from 3p till 6pm to work. He also knew he could handle a lot of more than most people. He also knew he would have to be able to do his homework and get sleep as well so he decided to make sure he had enough time to do both before he was supposed to be doing anything else.

Stephen walked down the sidewalk he made it a block before he noticed clothing store called MayBell Mountain. He walked inside and went to the cashier and waited until she was done talking to someone on the phone.

Cashier said, “Can I help you?”

Stephen said, “Yeah I was wondering if you’re hiring?”

Cashier said, “I don’t know let me go ask my manager.”

Stephen said, “OK.”

The cashier went to find out if they were hiring and left Stephen downstairs waiting for her to get back. Once the cashier got back he’d know if it were even remotely possible to work there.

Cashier said, “My manager said that we weren’t hiring at the moment but if you want to fill out an application we’d put it on file for a later time.”

Stephen said, “Thank you.”

After filling out an application to leave at MayBell Mountain he walked further down the street and found an Arts and Craft store called Van Gogh Arts. He walked into the store and applied there as well. He filled out applications at a Jewelry store, book store, shoe store, restaurant, pet store, office supplies store, sport store, electronic store, and a music store. The names of these stores were (In order as a fore mentioned): Diamond Bells, Zane’s Books, Zoe’s shoes, Mason’s Cuisine, Sports pet store, Sam’s supplies, Kane’s sports, Pebbles Electronics, and Beat Box Music. He went back to his dorm after he’d finished canvassing the neighborhood.

Once he returned back to the dorm he went to his room and laid on his bed and stared at the ceiling. His roommate Ryan wasn’t home as of yet but he didn’t really bother with anything. He heard his cell phone ringing and he grabbed it off his bed side table and saw that it was his mother so he answered it.

Stephen said, “Yes Mom?”

Meredith said, “Hell Sweetie how are you doing? Everything going alright?”


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