"Welcome to Math 210 for Winter Term 2015. I'll be passing out the syllabus shortly." Charlotte felt like she was going to fall asleep. Even Syllabus day was extremely boring in class. Charlotte was also rather tired, her flight didn't get in until late last night. -------- "Attention" the speaker blared "United Airlines Flight 5518 to O'Hare is now boarding at Gate 2." "Finally" Charlotte said, putting her phone in her purse and standing up. "Eager to get out of here so soon Sweetie?" Nancy asked as she remained seated in her chair. Charlotte frowned at that remark. "No, it's not like that mom" she replied "It's just that..." Nancy cut her off "You want to get back to school... I get it." Nancy slowly got up. "When I was your age, I wanted to get away from my parents too, and, for me Austin was far enough away from Dallas." Nancy paused for a moment, grabbing her purse. "Come on, I'll walk you to your gate." The two continued to the gate as Nancy continued to tell her story. "It may not seem like it, but I was in college once, and so was your father. I know what it feels like sweetie. The unprecedented amount of freedom you have is rather accelerating, just don't skip classes, that's a pitfall." Charlotte rolled her eyes at that remark. "I don't skip classes Mom, I know better than that." "Good." Nancy responded as they approached Gate 2. "Now... your father told me to ask you when you're planning on introducing us to your girlfriend." Charlotte cheeks got a bit red. "Mom... not..here in public... it's still Tennessee you know." Nancy laughed a little "That, or you don't want to talk about your girlfriend with your mother." "Mom!" Charlotte exclaimed Nancy laughed a bit more before hugging her daughter. "Have a good flight, we'll see you over spring break. I love you. "I love you too mom." Charlotte said as she returned the hug before heading to her gate. ----- "And when you take this equation..." Dr. Stevens glanced at the clock. "Oh... my apologies, it's 10 minutes when dismissal was. Class dismissed." Suddenly, the lecture hall became filled with people packing up their laptops and books as a group of students headed for the door. As she was getting up, her phone notification went off. She got a text from Stephanie. "Meet me at the Lighthouse Beach" it read. Lighthouse Beach was just off campus and overlooked Lake Michigan, showed by the Grosse Point Lighthouse. It was a rather cold day and there was snow on the ground, so Charlotte wondered why Stephanie wanted to meet her there, however, not having anything else to do, she responded with a simple "omw" and headed over. It was around a 10 minute walk to get there, the beach still covered in snow. She shivered a bit when the ever eccentric girl she dating turned and said "Hiya" with a large smile on her face. "Steph.. it's really cold" she said, putting her hands in her down jacket. "And it's likely going to get colder." she said turning around towards the water. "I heard on Triple N this morning that a massive storm is going to hit at the end of the month." Charlotte rolls her eyes "Great" she thought. "So... why am I out here." she said as she followed Stephanie. "I like the snow." Stephanie responded, all matter a fact like, before reaching down into the snow. "What are yo.." Charlotte got out before she got hit in the face with a snowball. "Surprise Motherfucker!" Stephanie shouted laughing her ass off. However, it wouldn't belong until, in her laughter, Charlotte threw a snowball, hitting her girlfriend straight in the face, almost knocking off her glasses. "Hey!" she shouted, a bit more seriously "You almost hit my glasses off." "You know that saying about glass houses right?" Charlotte said, before getting hit with another snowball. Stephanie snickered. "Well then, I guess this means war." Charlotte said, reading another snowball.