Glad we agree!
Mon May 21, 2018 15:58

Marissa resisted the urge to shrug off Myffi’s very valid point. The other girl wasn’t the first to tell her this, and she wouldn’t be the last. The red-head knew that grades weren’t everything. They were only a component of the college application process. She understood that there were tons of other parts, because she’d filled out the applications. Only some of her schools used the common application, so she’d gotten a good taste of what it was like to have essays, short answer questions, test scores, and more. For some of the artsy stuff, like her dance scholarship, she had to record a video of her dancing for people to see. It probably would be better if she’d gone to an in-person interview and audition, but this was easier and more convenient.

Anyway, she knew that grades weren’t everything. It was just super hard to remember when the smartest kids in her year were also her closest friends. Rose and Holland were brilliant students. She knew the ivy league schools were going to accept both of them. If she felt better about school and was able to have conversations about it for longer than thirty seconds, she would’ve bet on it. And Danny naturally did well. He didn’t even try. It was a point of contention between him and Rose; he could just make his grades happen.

Myffi’s other point was also one repeated by multiple people throughout the year, but it actually helped to hear it from someone who wasn’t a best friend or a family member. She smiled a little. “Not gonna lie, the social life is the only thing I’m looking forward to. I love RMI so much, but I basically grew up here. It’ll be nice to see what kind of stuff I can get into on my own. Without, like, twelve family members around every corner.”

The number of family was clearly an exaggeration, but it didn’t feel like it.

Her eyes lit up with mischief when Myffi put down her drink and suggested they could do anything else. “Well, now that you mention it…” Marissa put down her drink as well. “I can think of other things we can do.” She leaned in and kissed her again, content to spend the rest of her afternoon like this. For once this term, things seemed to really be going her way. Maybe everything would be okay after all.

  • Yup - Myffi, Sun May 20 16:00
    Even though she’d been so excited to get her acceptable letter, Marissa seemed like she didn’t want to talk about college at all. She starting getting all frowny and withdrawn again. Myffi wished she ... more
    • Glad we agree! - Marissa, Mon May 21 15:58
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