I said, “Hello, Ye.”

“Hi,” she replied, looking at me through her glasses. 

“It is nice to see you in the airport, so we can go to Hebron together.” I got pushed by the people behind me. 

“See you after the security check.” Ye walked through the gate. 

“Ok, see you there.” I started to take the computer out of my backpack. I said, “It takes you a long time to pass the check.”

“Because I forget to take a bottle of water out of my bag.” Ye put the passport back into her bag. 

“That sounds stupid.” I laughed at her. 

Ye said with sadness on her face, “I just bought that drink without opening it!"

“Don’t worry,” I said. “I got something more disappointing. Guess what, I haven’t started the essay for literature yet. ”

“Well, I don’t think you need to care about your GPA anymore. It’s the last term for the year,” Ye replied, twirling her hair. 

“That’s true, but I still care for literature. I love that class! And Ms. Mangham is such a good teacher! ” I said with honesty on my face. 

“Same for me, dude.” Ye answered. 

Ye opened her computer at the departure gate. “I need the internet because I need to buy the book for literature class.”

“Good for you, maybe you can get the book on time.” I also opened mine to write the essay. 

“What’s the name of that book that we needed?” Ye asked. 

“I think it’s The Old Man and the Sea by Mark Twain.” I answered with confidence.  “It can’t be wrong. I have read that book several times. It can’t be wrong.” 

Ye looked at me and said, “Have any people told you that you are really talented in literature before?”

“Everyone, everyone does,” I answered with a smile on my face.

Zhidong Liu '15