So Long To Yesterday
By: Stacy Leonhardt Gravely
© All Rights Reserved – 2011
Sleeping that night was nearly impossible, Katia thought until she finally passed out around midnight from exhaustion. The blaring alarm clock shook her from her slumber.
“Ughh.” Katia brushed her hand through her tangled hair as she stared at the noisy contraption. “I hate you, I hope you know that.” She mumbled as she reached out and slammed her hand down on it to silence it.
As she rubbed the sleep from her eyes, Katia realized that in less than hour she was going to be pouring over a exam for at least two hours. The exam caused butterflies to flutter erratically in her stomach that only seemed to calm down a bit when she reminded herself that she got to spend the rest of the day with Blake.
“Blake.” She smiled as she whispered his name. She refused to let the fright of the exam to bring down her good mood. Swinging the blankets off her she jumped out of the bed and rushed to the bathroom to right her hair and ready herself for the day ahead.
Just as she was slipping on a comfortable pair of flip flops a melodic knock came at the door. Taking a moment to grab her bag from her desk chair, Katia opened the door to see Keelie with her fiery red hair pulled into a sloppy bun on top of her head, sporting work out shorts and a tank top.
“Morning Kat! I brought breakfast!” Holding out a white paper sack Katia smiled taking it savoring the scent of warm bacon wafting from inside the bag. “Bacon and cheese on a croissant.”
“Thank you! I didn't think I was going to have time to even get anything.” Katia thanked her as she bit hungrily into the sandwich then turned to lock to door of her room.
“Drink?” Keelie giggled as she watched Katia nearly inhale the breakfast sandwich. With a quick nod from her, Keelie slung her bag in front of her and withdrew a bottle of apple juice.
“Fank uh!” Katia muffled out as she eagerly twisted the top from the bottle trying to swallow the mouthful she already had. “Sorry! Thank you!”
“I understood your foreign language.” Keelie smiled as they walked towards the classroom hall they both had their exams in. “You ready?”
“I think so! More ready for spending time with Blake, but I have to get through the exam first.”
“Well just concentrate on that exam, then you can have fun.” Keelie wiggled her brows.
“Yes, mother.” Katia grinned as she waved bye to her friend as she dashed up into the building and into the room her class was held in.
Two hours later, Katia rushed out of the building and across campus to take a quick shower. A few of her friends called at her as she rushed through the lobby of the dorm building but she was too rushed to stop and say hi. Only throwing a quick over her shoulder she still rushed as fast as she could to her room.
As she stepped off the elevator and down the hall to her room she stopped mid stride as he saw him already sitting at her door. His head was in his hands as he leaned against the door.
“Blake?” Katia asked softly unsure why he was here and if everything was okay. His body was tense and was only more tense when she called out to him.
“Kat.” He looked up smiling. “Sorry, I couldn't wait.”
“How long have you been here?”
Taking a quick glance at his watch, Blake looked back up at her with a coy smile on his face. “About an hour and half.”
“Blake! Jesus!” Katia nearly choked when she heard he spent most of her exam sitting on the floor in front of her room.
“I know, I know. I just wanted to be here when you were done.” Once he got up from the floor he gave Katia one his breath taking smiles. “So are you done for the day?”
“Yeah. I was just going to shower before we headed out.” Katia stated as she opened the door to drop her bag off on her desk and turned to face Blake. Just thinking about taking a shower with him in her room waiting for her caused her stomach to flutter anxiously.