“I’m so bored.”

Arian laughed and leaned back into Kendra’s body, sitting on the grass between the library and the Engineering Building. “What time’s your next class?”

“It got cancelled as of five minutes ago via email.”

“And you’re still here…why?”

“Eh,” she shrugged, watching a sparrow hop its way across the grass to the small puddle near their feet, pecking at the water before flying off. “Thought we could maybe spend more time together.”

“We’re together almost every day.”

“Not lately!”

“Oh come on, I had dinner at your house for like, the fifth time this month. You need a break from me,” Arian grinned, moving slightly away from Kendra to lie on the grass, staring up at the sky. “What’s the real reason you’re here?”

“What time do you finish class?”

“Didn’t anybody ever tell you that answering a question with a question is bad grammar?”

“You just did it yourself.”

“Ah, shit. So falls the world, I guess,” she laughed as she rose, staring her right in the face and poking her tongue out of her mouth, raising her eyebrows. “What’s up?”

“You wanna go through the portal?”

“Today?” She looked away, frowning slightly and letting her hands clump up pieces of grass. “I dunno, Ken. It’s dangerous to go after certain hours; makes finding the exit harder than it should be. We might get stuck there.”

“Is that a bad thing?”

She didn’t answer her immediately, opting to look at the people leaving the library instead. Almost as soon as Kendra had forgotten she had even asked the question, Arian sighed. She felt her hand reach for her own, and took it slowly.

“It wouldn’t be a bad thing at all.”