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The most prestigious college in the city is Bishop University, located just outside of the city proper in South End. It is an Ivy League college, and the usual destination of most West Side kids, along with many North End and South End kids, and very few East Side kids. A statue of the university's namesake and city's founder, Henry Bishop, is erected on campus, and is subject to a student prank every year.

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Apr 18 2015, 07:48 PM #1

Chung Ae was failing her business writing class. And it annoyed her. It wasn't so much that the class was difficult; it was just a never-ending avalanche of assignments. Assignments she didn't want to do. And that reluctance made it all the harder to catch up to the class.

She looked up at the sky and let out a frustrated groan, not noticing when she startled a person on the other side of the walkway. Why was school so complicated? She didn't even need school to get where she wanted to be in life. Except her sister wanted better things for her, and no way was Chung Ae going to argue with her sister. Looked like all she could do was buckle down and crank out those essays.

With that thought in mind, she continued walking. Vivid spring scenery passed by unappreciated as she made her way across campus. She was too busy tallying up the homework she hadn't bothered to do -- calculating the amount of effort she would have to put in. The sum was intimidating. Depressing, even. She unconsciously arranged her features into a pout as she contemplated the issue. She really couldn't care less about all those mock letters and emails, and that made things so much worse.

But that could wait until she got home. For now, all she had to do was find lunch. She pushed all thoughts of academia out of her head, finally taking in the colorful blooms and the crisp air. It was gorgeous out, which meant she could finally sit outdoors at her favorite café. The prospect put a small smile on her face, and a new spring (no pun intended) infused her step. Before she got far, though, she spotted a familiar figure, and in her impulsive excitement, she flew down the pavement, her light coat flapping in the breeze as she yelled out, "Oi, Fierro!" Chung Ae skidded to a stop in front of her classmate. "Hey, where ya heading?" she asked sociably.
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Aug 5 2015, 10:08 AM #2

Mika basked in the sunlight. There was no other word for it. After months of lackluster weather, things were finally heating up in Bishop City, and that suited Mika just fine. His skin was starting to take on a sun-kissed hue, thrilled at no longer being hidden away under thick layers of clothing. The simple, white T-shirt and the torn jeans suited him much better.

It was a shame that he had to spend the day in class, really, but at least his next one wasn't until later. He had a half-formed thought of skipping it, but that would probably mean skipping his last class of the day as well, and he really couldn't afford to miss another lecture in web analytics. His attendance was already wobbling somewhere right around the danger zone, and his grade in that class was one that would have earned him a talking-to from Lia if she were still privy to his report cards. Luckily, she wasn't.

The sound of his surname caught his attention, and he grinned as he saw Chung Ae bounding towards him.

"Happy to see me, Choi? I'm just about to grab lunch somewhere and do the math on just how many web analytics classes I can skip before I fail. Wanna come?"
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Aug 22 2015, 04:47 PM #3

A grin spread across Chung Ae's face as she heard Mika's words. "Sounds like fun," she teased as she settled into a pace to suit his. Looked like she wasn't the only one dealing with the mid-semester laziness. She took a deep breath of crisp spring air, closing her eyes for a moment. Yeah, school could wait until later.

This wasn't the first time they'd bumped into each other and gone to lunch. Now that she thought about it, it probably happened at least once a semester. And if you asked her, she was glad for the familiar face. True, she was going to college in Bishop City, the same city she'd lived in for as long as she remembered. But the university was clear across town, and though she'd found new friends by now, it was still nice to see something that reminded her of home.

"Where do you wanna go?" she asked, hands in her pockets as she kicked a rock. "Umm, there's that little café down the street. And I think something new just opened a few days ago."
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Nov 4 2015, 09:08 PM #4

"Which part?" Mika said impishly. "Going to lunch, or the math bit? I know which one appeals most to me..."

He shook his head and rolled his eyes at himself, resolving not to think about web analytics anymore until his lecture. Which he would hopefully go to. Hopefully.

"Hmm, are you talking about that little sandwich shop on the corner? What's it called?" He wrinkled his brow, trying to supply the name, but came up blank. "I wouldn't mind checking that out. Some guys at my lecture were talking about it earlier. They said their bacon sandwiches were amazing."

Pinching a practically non-existing chunk of flesh underneath his T-shirt, he grinned. "What do you say? Wanna help ruin my diet?"
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