Percy. Nice to meet you Samantha. What sorority? And what are you majoring in if you don’t mind me asking?
Nice to meet you too, Percy. Beta Theta Pi, and it’s no trouble! I’m majoring in journalism. What about you?
I cannot tell you the number of times I had to pay a fine for speeding on a motorway because I wanted to beat the early traffic. My mum was extremely unhappy with me whenever I brought home a ticket.
I came to the States to attend Creekpoint—I wanted to see more of the world than to stay in London and study at Cambridge.
Though I really can’t say anything, I’m probably able to do anything but drive. You wanted to see more of the world? I wish I had the guts to move that far away from my family and do something like that. If you ever decide to travel the world further, you should collect souvenirs.
Pretty fast. But my brother teaches here so I had surroundings I was used to. When I got home I kinda realized how much I liked this place though. Even though it isn’t home it was starting to feel like a distant relative’s house. You want to be home when you’re there and when you get home you can’t wait to go back.
Ah. Even though I don’t have a sibling here, the girls in my sorority are trying to help me, so I suppose that’s almost the same thing? Thank you for saying all of that, though, most of it has kind of reassured me. And I’m Samantha, by the way.
Homesick? I was like that my first semester here.
Just a little… How long did it take for you to get over it?
Don’t be sorry. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one here who feels homesick.
Yeah, my parents are still in London.
You’re not, don’t worry.
London? That’s… Pretty far. Makes my homesickness feel pretty minor compared to what you must be feeling. I think I visited London once, lots of traffic; nice though. Can I ask why you came to America?
They are. I don’t think I’ve ever been this homesick before.
Really? I’m sorry if I sound mildly enthusiastic about that, it’s just I haven’t really met anyone else so far that shares my homesickness.
Though by the sounds of your name, I’d guess your family are further away than mine?… God, that sounded irritating, I apologize. Again.
Ever. Home comforts really are the best kind, I suppose.
Hm. A stuffed toy I own, most likely.