Dawn slipped her fingers between Carlo’s. They squinted their eyes from the sunlight as they walked out of the dorm building.
“I’m just gonna head to class from here,” Carlo said, taking his hand from Dawn’s.
Dawn grabbed her cellphone out of her back pocket and slid her thumb across the screen. “You have 15 minutes. Come to The Cup with me.” She crossed her arms and frowned.
“I want to read over my notes.”
“You can come to The Cup with me. I’ll test you.”
“Nah, just go.” Carlo pointed his hand with the notebook to The Cup, the coffee shop across the field.
“Hug me first.” Dawn closed her eyes and held her arms open.
Carlo wrapped his arms around Dawn’s shoulders and kissed her blonde head. “Bye Dawn,” he said before letting her go.
“Text me when you’re out,” Dawn said as Carlo walked away.
The bell on the door jingled as Dawn entered The Cup. She stopped as soon as she stepped in. The counter’s line ended near the entrance. She scanned the couches and tables in the dining area for someone she knew.
“Looks like everybody had the same idea.”
Dawn smiled and turned around when she heard his voice.
“Andriel!” She hugged him. “You’re out of class early. Usually I don’t see you here for another 20 minutes.”
“Yeah. Professor showed up late, turned on some movie made in the ’80s about the culture of Guatemala and was on his iPad. He obviously didn’t want to be there today so why should I?”
Dawn shrugged. “Nobody cares about anything anymore.”
The line moved up and Andriel puffed his chest out and purposefully walked into Dawn. “Excuse me, miss,” he said in a deep voice.
She grinned and pushed him away. “You’re such a creep.”
Andriel rubbed one of his big hands through Dawn’s hair, pulling it in front of her face.
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