Nadia loved college. It was a freedom she hadn’t experienced before, because back home she was locked down by strict rules and standards set by her parents, but here at university she was free to do whatever she wanted. Which was why she was currently standing in the kitchen of a packed frat house, taking shots of Fireball with her best friend, their arms linked as they clinked glasses and threw the strong liquid back. The two girls both made a face at the taste before drunkenly giggling at each other, Nadia leaning into her best friend as she laughed with her. They’d been at it for a few hours now, partying to celebrate the end of the semester and surviving their finals. Everyone would be off campus this time next week, most likely back home with their families for winter break.
With her bloodstream full of cinnamon whiskey and jungle juice, Nadia realized that she had to pee again, the fourth time in a two hour period, and she tugged on Kaci’s arm to get her attention. “Come to the bathroom with me!” She shouted into the other girls ear to be heard over the music before she started tugging her in the direction of the restroom. Once inside, they closed the door behind them, the solitude muffling the noise from the party. “I’m so drunk.” Nadia slurred out as she pulled down her pants and sat on the toilet, not even batting an eyelash at peeing with Kaci in the room. The two were really close, especially since they were roommates, and Nadia went on with her business like usual, finishing up and washing her hands afterwards. She looked at Kaci over her shoulder, letting out a giggle as she recalled something she wanted to tell her. “That guy with the lip ring was totally checking you out back there.”