HanThePanther: Heya, girlies! How's everybody doing?
Rach987: Han! Hey!
CareBear: I thought you disappeared on us, Hannah!
SuzieQ: I haven't heard from you in forever!
HippieMel: Hey, pretty lady!
HanThePanther: That was kinda creepy.
JulesySinger: No kiddin'!
HanThePanther: Hey, Julesy-poo! How did your musical audition go?
JulesySinger: Not as well as I hoped. I made the chorus, at least. I had a blast doing it, though.
HippieMel: Better than any of us could do at Julliard, Jules.
Rach987: That's why we didn't get accepted, Melinda. Oh, boo hoo!
HanThePanther: Lol. She has a point there. How's college treatin' you guys?
SuzieQ: I had a blast! Man, Dad was right. ISU is the perfect school for me! I hardly slept this whole time! The dorms were awesome!
HanThePanther: Do you like Luther, Cara?
CareBear: Luther's great. A few of my classes are harder, but I've had a lot of fun. My cross-country team is the third best in state. Cool, huh?
HanThePanther: That's awesome. How's DMACC, Rach?
Rach987: Oh, it was okay. I'm ready to go home and see Chris and everybody.
HanThePanther: Aw, I never thought I'd see the day! Oh, girls, our little Rachel is in love! You two are so cute together! How's the single life treatin' ya, Mel?
HippieMel: Fine, I guess. I'm still kinda pissed about Ryan. But I'm getting over it.
HanThePanther: Good for you. So, Care Bear, you and Ian still going strong?
CareBear: Oh, sure. He decided to stay at the community college near his parents' house, so he's still there. I miss him, but at least I get the summer with him.
SuzieQ: And what about you, Han? How are you and Logan doing?
HanThePanther: I, uh, broke up with him a few weeks ago.
SuzieQ: NO WAY!!!!
Rach987: I figured that would happen eventually. You okay?
HanThePanther: Oh, I'm fine. I dumped him, guys. It's okay. It was just . . . my choice.
CareBear: Aw, Hannah . . .
JulesySinger: Don't worry, Han. We'll get you set up with some awesome guy and you'll forget all about him!
HippieMel: That reminds me, when will everybody be home? I'll be back next Friday.
Rach987: Hopefully my roommate can give me a ride back on Thursday. Otherwise I'll just have to wait until Chris comes back, which will be two weeks.
SuzieQ: I'll be back in two weeks. I'm hoping Sunday night, but no guarantees.
JulesySinger: I'll be back on Saturday, the day after Mel gets back.
CareBear: Me, too! My car's all packed up and ready to go.
HippieMel: That'll take forever! I'm so ready to see all of you!
SuzieQ: I know! I'm going bananas without you guys!
Rach987: You already were before we left, Suz.
SuzieQ: Oh, ha ha, Rach. You should really look into being a comedian.
Rach987: Nah, then I'd have to pretend that I like people.
JulesySinger: Lol! Well, I see you haven't changed at all. Hey, Han, you never said when you were coming home.
HanThePanther: I didn't? Oh . . .
Rach987: Yeah, what's up?
HanThePanther: Guys, I'm so sorry.
HanThePanther: I'm not . . . coming home.
CareBear: Another damper in our party!
Rach987: What the hell, Hannah?! Why not?!
HanThePanther: One of my professors thought I really should do summer courses since I have a double major. And my writing professor thinks I have a really good chance of getting something published . . . if I stay in her class over the summer.
HippieMel: You aren't coming back at all?
HanThePanther: I don't think so. I need to stick around Cedar Falls to get some of my easier classes out of the way. That and I . . . I don't know, girls, I just think it'll be easier for me to put some distance between Logan and me.
JulesySinger: But . . . aren't you guys at the same university?
HanThePanther: He's going back home for the summer, smart ass. I think it'll just be better this way.
CareBear: But you'll be with us all summer, Hannah Jae!
Rach987: Han, you know he always goes on vacation with his family somewhere. He probably won't even be here for at least half of the summer.
HanThePanther: I'm sorry, guys, but I have to do this.
HippieMel: Fine, but we get to visit you sometime.
HanThePanther: Sure. My dorm mate's going home tomorrow. I have most of the hall to myself. The classes I'm taking are for the older kids, so a lot of them already have apartments off campus. We can have our own little party here.
Rach987: We're really gonna miss you, Han. Especially me.
HanThePanther: Oh, Rach, you'll be fine without me. Chris will keep you preoccupied. wink, wink!
Rach987: Shut up!
HippieMel: That's so gross.
Rach987: Shut up, all of you!
JulesySinger: It's probably true. You have to let us know what time we can come up, okay, Hannah?
HanThePanther: Sure thing.
HanThePanther: Lol, I promise. I better go. I already have homework for one of my classes. I have to write a four-page essay on where I get inspiration for stories. It sucks, but you know me, I get entertained with that kind of stuff. You have no idea how much I'm going to miss you guys! Come visit me soon, okay?
JulesySinger: Of course we will. Love you, babe!
Rach987: Call me whenever you want to, Han. I'm sure I'll call you.
HippieMel: Hey, if you see any hotties, inform me ASAP, 'kay? Get me the hook-up, Han! Lol!
CareBear: Bye, Han Han! I already miss you!
SuzieQ: You have no idea what you're doing to me, Hannah. I think I might cry!
HanThePanther: I said I was sorry! Jeez! Any of you call me when you want to. I love you, girlies! Try not to have too much fun without me, okay? Bye, guys!