Preparing for successful academic writing
5.6 And we do it all over again
A year has passed since the three friends first met...
Caption: Orientation week, one year later...
We see our heroes in their new roles. Hua and Markus are both wearing red UniGuides t-shirts. We see them talking to their tour groups, but they have their backs to each other.
Hua: (to her group) So I’ll see you back here at 1pm.
Markus: (to his group) … for any questions, and see you later.
They turn around and see each other. They smile.
Hua: Hi there.
Markus: Hi yourself.
Hua: I’m meeting Mele for a coffee. Come along if you’re done here.
Mele, Hua and Markus are now at the Relax Lounge. Mele is wearing a Tuākana t-shirt. Coffee is being consumed - but Markus sticks firmly to L&P.
Markus: Ah, those first years. Were we ever that scared and confused?
Mele: (to Hua) Have you seen Graham much?
Hua: Only when he’s going in and out of the house in his new suits.
Mele: Wow, fourth year Law.
Markus: We should catch up before the classes start.
Hua: (rummaging for something in her bag) Let’s grab some dinner after I’m finished at the O-week concert.
Mele: You’re playing the violin at the O-week concert?
Hua grins, holding up a cable with a plug.
Hua: Electric violin.
Mele: (standing up) I might skip the concert, in that case.
Markus: (to Hua, as they collect their bags) What was that thing you said last year? About practicing? And
Hua: (also standing up to go) Oh, that. That just as you finish one thing...
They walk away, holding hands.
Hua: … another piece begins, and we’re practicing - all over again.