Willow successfully made it to her AP English 3 Honors Class a whole 15 minutes early, yet she still thought she was late. She met the teacher and got her syllabus for the term and an outline of what they would be doing for the next week, just to be prepared. As the students began filing in, she was surrounded by bodies in desks in all but the seat in front of her. She wondered why no one sat there, before noticing that there was a note on the desk, but didn't pay any attention to it and the teacher started taking roll. As she got to the S's, a blonde girl walked in laughing and saying goodbye to someone, Willow couldn't see. As the girl turned around, Willow noticed her natural beauty and calming aura, and smiled at her only to have it returned in the form of a goofy-half-grin by the beauty. The teacher then turned to her and said, "Tara, nice of you to join us, please take your usual seat and we'll continue with the roll." Tara once again smiled at the redhead as she sat down in the seat in front of her reading the note and taking the money inside that was no doubt from her Father. Willow briefly wondered why the teacher didn't care that the blonde was late, but it didn't bother her, for some reason, she didn't want the blonde to be in trouble, so she ignored it and tried to focus on class. As the end bell rang, signifying that the hour and a half had gone by with the redhead staring at the back of Tara's head, the blonde made a hurried exit with a small wave to the redhead wink, or it looked like one, thought Willow.
Willow went to her second period and was on her way to third thinking of the blonde beauty that walked into the English room and into her heart. As she entered the gym she noticed that very same blonde walking out of the locker room and to a group of three girls. "Probably one of them is her girlfriend" Willow thought to herself before thinking out loud, "Not everyone is gay here like in Hawaii! Oh well, I can still hope." The hour and a half went by with everyone in teacher-assigned groups so the redhead didn't have a chance to approach the blonde and at least say hi.
Lunch came and Willow met up with Buffy and she strategically avoided talking about the blonde girl and asked Buffy if she'd gone to her room and met her roommate yet. Buffy hadn't either. Willow looked around the lunchroom but didn't see the blonde anywhere in sight. With a small sigh, she and Buffy decided to walk to their fourth and last period of the day together in AP Calculus. Willow had been teaching Buffy Math skills so Buffy wouldn't have to take Geometry again, and with summer classes, Buffy got to take this class with Willow.
Faith and Tara decided to sneak off campus in Tara's BMW, thanks to her 16th birthday present from her father. They went out to lunch and got back twenty minutes late for class. They both had Algebra 2 and the teacher just let them in their seats and handed them their syllabuses for the term without asking for an explanation.
Buffy walked Willow back to her room and headed off to shower and go back to her room to meet her roommate. Willow began unpacking her things, taking out her clothes from the suitcases on the floor.
Tara walked to her room, leaving Faith to make nice with some girls in her Algebra class. As she opened the door, she realized that her roommate was already there, it looked like a girl judging from the fact that all Tara could see was her rear end sticking up in the air, but Tara wasn't complaining, it was a nice view, she thought to herself. At that moment, Willow turned around to find herself face to face with the blonde from the first and third period who was openly staring at her. The blonde blushed deeply and held out her hand. "Um... hi?" she said. "Hi, I'm Willow, Willow Rosenberg, but you can call me Willow, because that's my name and all, and that's what people call me... I'm Willow." She finished. "Tara, Tara Maclay." The blonde stated. "So, are you my roommate or you're just here to kidnap me?" Willow joked. "Roommate, but I can't guarantee anything." Tara added with that goofy half-smile that Willow already loved. She was warming up to this girl already. "Faith was right!" Tara thought to herself, she is hot!