A/N (author's note): These are common openers to your fanfiction. This is where you can communicate various items with your readers. To all my peeps joining us for the first time, this is for you to create fan fiction or original stories. Please see the format below for what this story could look like. Use your imagination and take the story wherever you want, even if you have to change events that happened in the series. For example, this fan fiction is going to remove all of Brit's love interest and drive her to fall for Mina.
Chapter 1: The Meeting
It was a calm fall day at the University. The 1:00 PM class session was about to begin and the students filed in droves into their debate class. Mr. Salisburg stood quietly at the front of the class, waiting for the hour to arrive prior to starting. Just like that, it's 1:00 and the chatter in the class instantly dies down.
"You all had an assignment over the weekend. Please pass those forward." He turns his back to the class and begins writing on the whiteboard. He writes, 'ALCOHOL' in all caps. The shuffling of papers can be heard as they are passed forward. He turns around to begin collecting - as he gets to the second row of students, the door knob to his class begins moving. To no avail, it does not open. Mr. Salisburg locks his door at 1:00 on the dot. He diverts his attention to the door handle as it continues to shake as he collects the papers.
Walking over to the door, he stares back at the class, "Showing up late is unacceptable. If you come late to my class, I will not collect your homework assignments and I will not answer your questions. Simple as that." Knocking can be heard on the door as he turns the knob.
On the other side of the door stands a flustered Mina, out of breath and with a crumpled paper in her hand. She tries to hand the paper to Mr. Salisburg who then takes it, rips it into pieces, then trashes it. Just like that, all of her beautiful work in the garbage.
"Mina, you're familiar with my class policies. Please have a seat."
She bashfully walks in and says sorry repeatedly as she walks to the nearest open seat. Her fingers begin tapping on the desk out of anger - she spent hours working on that paper. The nerve he has just ripping it up because she was a few seconds late. Was she supposed to tell him about her trip to the restroom prior to his class? Ridiculous!
In the desk over was a young woman who was attempting to pay attention to the lecture for the day. However, Mina was incessantly tapping her fingers on the desk and obviously thinking out loud of the whole situation. She rips a piece of paper from her open binder and scribbles a note on it. She taps Mina's leg to hand it to her.
"The portrayal of alcohol in certain communities is what causes higher rates of alcoholism which ultimately becomes linked to further health issues, and mental health issues. Anyone care to explain why?" Mr. Salisburg says.
Mina grabs the note from this strange girl as she raises her hand to answer. The note says, 'Please stop thinking so loudly. The entire class can hear you'. She immediately becomes aware of the finger tapping, the leg shaking, and the closed body language. She stares over at this girl who passed her the note as she prepares herself to speak.
"Advertisements have adverse effects on low-income communities - therefore, by placing an alcohol or even a cigarette ad in a low-income community, people who need coping mechanisms will utilize cigarettes and alcohol to cope with current situations. In the long-run, they will be forced to take long term medicinal prescriptions creating a cycle of cash flow from beginning to end of this individual. Would it be crazy to say that the cigarette and alcohol companies are in cahoots with pharmaceutical industry?" She finishes her statement and stares back at Mina and makes a face.
"Very good point, Brit. This is debate class and it would be foul of me to not call on a different student to debate your point." Students begin raising their hands. "Louis, what do you have to say?"
Brit mouths a 'what' to Mina. Mina mouths a 'sorry' as she was definitely disrupting the class flow. Brit accepts and faces back forward to be present for the rest of the class.
The clock hit 1:50 and the class is finally free to go. Mina rushes up to the front of the class to talk to the teacher about her tardiness.
"Mr. Salisburg, I really am sorry for being late. I hope you would want to understand why?" Mina stands directly in front of him as he is seated at his desk.
"I'm not sure that I too much care. You have my class for 50 minutes three times a week - you can make the effort to be here on time."
"But my lady time-"
"Like I said - three times a week. Be here on time."
Mina turns around and sees that Brit just finished packing up and is headed towards the door. She flicks off Mr. Salisburg as he isn't looking then chases after Brit into the hallway. She taps her on the shoulder.
"Hey, your name is Brit, right?" Mina's mood has changed as she tries a reintroduction.
"Yes. Brit is my name."
"I'm Mina." Brit looks at her confused.
"Okay." Brit rolls her eyes and begins walking off. Brit follows.
"I just wanted to apologize if I was disruption to your learning experience. I worked really hard on the whole alcohol topic and wanted him to read it over."
"I can understand being upset over that - he ripped your paper up and threw it in the trash." Brit responds.
"He indeed did. All because my lady time came a little early. I thought he'd be more understanding -"
"Mr. Salisburg is a little old school. I'm surprised they don't have a chalkboard in his classroom." Brit's demeanor changes and she smiles, understanding the situation.
"Yeah. You're right about that. I also wanted to say how much I admired your point about alcohol advertisements. I'd love to talk to you more if you're free?"
"I have a few minutes to talk. Want to head to the library?
"Mina doesn't do libraries, but if it means I get to talk to you about this, then yes!"
The two walk to the library in awkward silence, not aware of the destiny their future holds.
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