when to stop waiting
genre: fluff, angst
word count: 4,386
summary: college sucks, but then there’s him.
note: happy birthday @seventeen-requests 💕🎉
It is a well-established truth that high school, for anyone, is shit.
What they don’t tell you, however, is that the promise land of college is also equally as shit.
A crisp breeze seeped into your skin like ice water as you withdrew further into an old sweatshirt, the sleeves already dampened as you furiously rubbed away the tears escaping from red-rimmed eyes. Your bag was thrown haphazardly next to you, obscuring the proudly etched “donated by the class of 1971” on the worn stone bench. Before you stretched out the gothic-styled towers and arches of West Campus, and beyond that, the rusty reds and browns of autumn around a picturesque blue lake. But here you sat, in the shadow of the building of the English department, trying to calm your breathing as you clutched onto crumpled pieces of paper.
Put that in a college brochure, you thought bitterly.