Today was a very important day for Kohaku Ijichi, a student at Western New Mexico University. He was majoring in graphic design, a passion of his that he knew he could turn into a promising career. Kohaku had a vision to one day, be employed with a comic book company so he could draw for them, or even make a series of his own. Becoming an 'indie' artist didn't sound too bad, either. There were stacks of stories, characters and drawings back at his home that he wanted to someday, turn into something for the world to enjoy. Tucked under his arm was, actually, a comic book. A short one with only a few pages, but hopefully worthy of an A. It was for a final project in his art class that he was anxious to share with his classmates. Kohaku was so excited that he didn't put it into his backpack. Instead, he carried it proudly, once in a while flipping through the pages so he could admire his hard work. He was even dressed nicely for the day, in black slacks and a navy button up shirt. In these clothes, he felt like a professional. Surely, he'd get a positive grade for his terrific image as well. Despite his scrawny physique, he was quite charming. The young man stopped in front of a cross walk, waiting for the lights to turn red for the passing vehicles. There were dark circles beneath his chocolatey brown eyes, flawing his tan skin and giving the obvious sign he was lacking good sleep. Normally, he had a mess of black hair, but he combed it neatly today so he was more presentable. Well adjusted on his nose was a pair of glasses with thick, black frames. Very little could be accomplished without them. Smiling to himself, Kohaku leaned against the traffic light post, patiently waiting his turn to use the street. He was blinking his eyes tiredly and his body was relaxing. Then and there, he felt like he could fall asleep. Nearby students also waiting to cross were chuckling at him. Kohaku wasn't very well known at school, being the shy, quiet person he was. Those who did know him, found him to be a delight, though. He was quirky and 'nerdy', always lost in his hobbies of comics, games and computers when he had free time. Normally, he'd wave to the fellow students and make a sheepish smile, probably even ask how they're doing. Not now, though. Instead, he let his mind wander.