OOC “…lead your lives as Faire University graduates!” At the end of the university president's speech, everyone threw up their hats as expected, cheered and began to shuffle away to their respective designations. Some ran up to their families for a group hug, and some jumped into their cars and sped off into the distance. But one particular group of students began to head towards the East entrance of FU as they had planned the week before. “We should go on a cross country road trip and see all of the states before becoming working adults forever!” No one really knew who had suggested that in the first place. Maybe it was Matt the guy who was always willing to take the leap of faith. Or maybe it was Naureen who loved capturing beautiful scenes with her camera. Either way, the rest of the group agreed. So on this day, the day of their graduation; Matt, Naureen, Crissy, Alyss, Zach, Jaden and Marley were going on a road trip to see all fifty states before resigning to their inevitable, boring adult lives. - - A l y s s was leaning against the East entrance arches, waiting for the other group members to assemble. She had a small purple duffel bag slung over her shoulder as she tapped her foot in irritation. She wanted to hurry up and go already! After Matt or Naureen or whoever had spewed all that crap about traveling and taking chances, she found that she couldn't even manage to stay still during the graduation speech. It had taken all of her will power not to just bolt off of the stage when she had gotten her diploma. "Alyss!" The girl in question whipped around her eyes lighting up and then dimming in disappointment when she saw that it was just her mother and her newest sibling, Stacey. Geez, she sounded horrible. Just her mother and sister? Seriously, she needed an attitude check. "Hey guys!" Alyss called cheerfully, giving her mother a hug and ruffling the hair of her younger sister. "What's up?" Then came the frown. Oh how Alyss new it well. It was the frown of many phrases, and they all started with; "Honey," Her mother began, just as expected. "Are you sure you want to go on this road trip?" "Mom, chill. It'll be fine. I'll be with all of my friends! You've met them too, so you know they're all--Well the majority of them are totally responsible!" Alyss responded. Her mother gave her a doubtful look, no doubt thinking of the guys of the group but nodded anyway, giving her a final hug before walking off with Stacey. "Okay, well call me every day okay? No-no wait every hour! No that's probably, okay every day!" "Okay mom!" Alyss laughed and went back to leaning on the arch as he waited for her friends.