I can. You would still have to take some of the basic general education classes, but you would probably have much more fun doing something related to music or art, maybe. You… really want to be close to me? There are a lot of colleges in New Haven aside from Yale, and thousands of other opportunities around here. If you wanted to move here, I mean. We’ll see how much you love the town after you visit this weekend. Mmm, I think you can look forward to a little more distraction once you’re here. We’ll see how lucky you are.
I’m trying to avoid the bad ones, but we’ll see how it goes. You’ll protect me from any unexpected cockroaches, right?
I totally do. We wouldn’t have to Skype to see each other any more. We’d be, you know, close and everything. It’d make stuff a thousand times easier. I mean, I can’t stand being so far away from you all the time. It sucks. If taking up college in New Haven is an option, I’d totally be all for it. Maybe we can look into that stuff when I’m over there. I guess we will!
There’s gonna be cockroaches? Apartment hunting don’t sound as fun when you say that! Guess we could stop somewhere to buy a baseball bat and/or a Nerf gun before we go. Just to be on the safe side.
You don’t have to go to college, Sam. You’re completely right - not everyone is called to do that. I could imagine you majoring in something in the arts, but I want you to do whatever makes you happy. We can figure out what that something is together. Oh, it’s been a constant in your head? Don’t worry. I have a reputation for being extremely good at distractions.
It’s definitely weird, but exciting nonetheless. I can’t handle living in this tiny dorm room anymore. I need space.
You could? I guess doing something like that would be super cool. Academics totally ain’t my thing. Whatever I wind up doing, I want to be as close to you as possible. I totally know all about your reputation for distractions. Poor Noah and Allie didn’t stand a chance. Think I’ll be getting a little more distracted in New Haven?
We’ll find you an awesome apartment. Wonder if it’s like the apartment searching you see in all the shows and movies. You see some awesome ones, some real bad ones…
I’m not really a sweetheart, but I do adore Stacey and Stevie. It’s so cute when they get excited over presents. Don’t worry, babe. I’ll help you figure it out. Have you thought about whether you want to go to college? We don’t have to talk about it right now - we can discuss it all later, when you’re here. Oh? Did you call them screaming with excitement because you were going to see me? Because I was kind of dancing around my room in excitement when I found out you were coming.
Speaking of my room, you should help me apartment shop while you’re here. I need to find where I’m going to live next school year!
You are. And they adore you right back. They’ll totally go nuts when they see you. College… I haven’t thought about it all too much. Not everybody’s gotta go to college, right? Some people have a calling for it. Others just don’t. I’ll think it over. I’m glad you’re here to help me out with all this garbage. It’s pretty much been a constant in my head all year round. Yup, I guess you could say that I did. I was pretty excited.
Apartment shopping? Cool! I’ll totally help you out. Shopping for an apartment must totally feel weird. Marks the official grown-up status.
I’m going to have to bring both of them gifts when we go visit. They always loved when I would bring them little things when I would babysit them, so I want to surprise them. Their faces are so cute when they’re surprised. Babe, it’s almost summer vacation, and I’ll be back in Lima where I live just a few minutes away from the Hummels. You won’t have to live too far away from everyone you care about soon. You’re going to make me blush. I’m pleased they’re happy. I want them to like me.
You don’t have to do that. Can’t put it past you to bring along gifts. You’re such a sweetheart, you know? They’d love seeing you, with or without any gifts. Anyway, I guess you’re right. I’ll have you around, I just have to wait a little while. I’ve also gotta figure out what I’m doing after high school over summer break. Fun, fun, fun! At least I’ll have you around to help me figure things out. They’re over the moon. They love you already. And they know how happy I am with you, too. They saw the whole aftermath thing when I saw my ticket in the mail.
Stacey’s future boyfriend better watch out. You know, I think I may need to have a talk with him myself. Stacey deserved to be treated like a princess, because that’s what she is. I miss them - Stacey and Stevie, I mean. They were a lot of fun to play with. I would love to go visit them with you! Do they know we’re talking? Your parents, I mean.
She’ll be glad to hear that. She really is a little princess. Living away from them totally hurts my heart. Seems everybody I care most about live so far away. Screw New Haven and Kentucky! They dunno just how lucky they are. Yeah, my parents know. I Skype with them a whole ton. I guess I was too stoked about it not to let them know. They’re glad we’re talking again. They both know how amazing you are.
She knows that you have always treated me like a lady, which is probably part of the reason she likes you so much. I didn’t have to worry about you cheating on me or hurting me in some way… I think she saw how much of a relief that was for me. But either way, she likes you, and I think she’s excited that you’re the boy I demanded tag along on her little trip. As for being nervous about meeting the parents… I was terrified when I met yours, so I would say that’s probably true.
I look forward to seeing your ‘super good plan’ in action, then.
Yeah, I guess you’re right. Can’t totally blame parents for being all up on people who’re dating their kids. Hell, I know I’ll be the same with Stevie and Stacey when they start dating. Mostly Stacey. For reasons. They love you, you know. My parents do, too. When I go see ‘em, I’m thinking you should totally come along. We could even Skype while I’m in New Haven with you.
Glad to hear it.
I don’t think any of my past boyfriends have thought hanging out with my mom was “easy.” Finn was perpetually intimidated by her, and don’t even get me started on Puckerman after Beth. She must really like you. I think that’s pretty common with you, though. I’ll try to bite my tongue around him, but there are a few important questions I have to ask. It’s my duty.
You can call me that. You do have five days with me to ask me in person, you know. Just reminding you.
Score! Finn and Puck just don’t got the smooth factor this guy has. In all seriousness, I was totally a little scared before I met Judy for the first time. I think everybody’s a little scared of meeting the parents when they’re dating their kid. I’m just glad everything always goes super well. That’s totally understandable. You do your thing! Grill him good.
Don’t you worry, I totally got this. I’d never come to New Haven without a super good plan to ask you to be my girl.
I’m sure my mom will laugh at any and all impressions you break out. She already thinks you’re charming, so you don’t have too much to worry about. Scope out the boyfriend and let me know what you think. I need to know how in-depth the grilling process should be.
Your girl, huh?
Score! Usually hanging with the parents is super nervous stuff you’re dealing with, but chilling with Judy’s pretty easy. Not so scary. Christian Mingle dude seems chill to me. From the website she found him on, I figured I’d have to sit here listening to Bible verses all the way up. We’ve all just been talking and stuff. Don’t grill him too hard, you. Your mom seems to dig him.
My girl. That’s okay to call you, right? I haven’t officially, like, asked you yet or anything. I’ve been… planning to. I totally have been.
Travelling part’s probably the most awkward bit of the whole thing. You never know how to strike up a conversation in this kinda situation. This occasion might be seeing a few of my best impressions. Too bad I don’t got a clue whose voices would appeal to this audience. I’ll figure something out. Other than that, I’m all kinds of stoked!