Laurel (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Laurel (open) Laurel (close) On the Sunday before the 3rd Monday of the school year at Pacific Cine Academy, Laurel Siltra didn't plan on doing absolutely anything after making a schedule change request. She had woken early this time in order to get there before the line gets too long. Those who were still unsatisfied with their schedule are supposed to make a request on Sunday mornings, but the announcement wasn't very specific so Laurel simply decided to get there at 7 am. Her best friend and roommate, Liz, wasn't too enthusiastic about being woken at that hour, but even though Laurel had tried to be as quiet as possible, she had tripped while tiptoeing and hit the redhead by accident. She's hopeless. Once out the door, Laurel didn't see to many students wandering around. It was too early for that and breakfast starts at 8 at the marketplace. So the short brunette shouldered her little messenger bag containing her folded up schedule, inspiration notebook, cellphone and a few other things on her way to the guidance office. The sunlight was warm on her cheeks on her way up the path and so she shivered when she entered the air conditioned guidance office in the main building. There was already someone at the front desk occupying the woman--Ms. Wethers--on staff, but other than that, no one else was in there. She expected to wait until the long haired guy was done, but as soon as she stepped inside, Ms. Wethers called to her with bright blue eyes and smiled like she wanted a favor. "Oh! Laurel! What a perfect coincidence!" She smiled cheerfully, looking between her and the guy she'd never seen before. "Can you please be a dear and give new Rick here a tour of PCA?" Laurel blinked, unsure of what to say now that the guy was looking at her. "Please? I would call in one of the student council members, but they've been real busy. Start of the new year and all. I trust you." She smiled. Laurel smiled shyly and awkwardly in response. "Uh. Sure, I guess.. but uh..before we go, would you mind taking a schedule change request real quick, Ms. Wethers?" Laurel gave Rick a quick smile that said she'd lead him around in a second. She didn't mind really. She was just...nervous. "Of course. Can I see your schedule?" "Yeah." She dug around in her bag til she found the blue folded paper and handed it to the old lady. "What's there to change? It seems to be appropriate for you and it fits your requests. What's the trouble?" "I just wanted to switch gym class for something different. Uh. Drawing 1 maybe?" Anything but gym class. There's a swimming part of the curriculum and there was no way they'd let her out of it if she told them she couldn't swim. The coach might even try to be overly helpful about getting her a tutor or something! Laurel had been switching out of it every year and this would be her third because she's a junior. "Let me see..." Ms. Wethers tapped away at her computer and made dissatisfied faces. "Sorry dear, but it seems drawing is full and it's too late to switch out of it until next semester. It's a required credit and you have yet to fill it." "Can't I take it online or something?" Laurel gripped the counter with anxious white knuckles. "They got rid of that option last year, hon. Talk to me when the semester ends and I'll see what I can do." She handed back the schedule and signaled to the new boy. Laurel sighed dejectedly and nodded before grabbing her schedule back and gritting her teeth. She had to figure out some way out of the swimming part before it started a week and a half from now. At the moment though, she would have to forget it and talk to the new boy. She turned and smiled again, this time to Rick. "Hi. Sorry to keep you waiting. Let's uh, get started I guess. I'm Laurel, but uh you already knew that. ehe.." She headed outside with him and gripped the strap of her messenger bag tightly. "And you're. Rick. Um. I could show you to your classes first if you want. Do you wanna..show me your schedule?" She asked timidly once outside the cold guidance office.