After finalizing the holiday plans with Maddie and his parents, Adam was grabbing articles of clothing and throwing them into his overnight bag. It was a shorter trip than usual — one that he wasn’t planning for in the first place — but he didn’t mind, mainly because his girlfriend would be with him. Gathering the last of his items, Adam left his room without a word to his roommate, someone he’d rather not have to deal with at that moment.
Knocking on Maddie’s door, his phone buzzed with a new message as he waited: ‘Heyyy (:,’ his eyes rolled at who it was from. Before Adam could put his phone in his pocket, another message came in: ‘Whatcha doing? (:.’ He chewed at the inside of his cheek, debating whether to reply or not. Right after he sent his simple reply: 'Hey. Getting on a flight soon,' he slipped his phone into his pocket, anticipating the next buzz.