Abe wandered onto the grass in the courtyard. He had just finished ditching his stuff in his dorm room (not bothering to unpack beyond what his mother had pulled out of his bags). His furniture was set up, and his crap was on the floor, but it didn't matter at the moment. Plenty of time to worry about housekeeping later.
The day was sunny, which put him in a good mood. Portland had been unseasonably cold as of late, and it was a good change to get away from the rain. At least living in Colorado wouldn't be a huge change of climate, and he'd adjust quickly. He kind of missed home, but he hadn't been gone long enough for it to really sink in that he was pretty much all by himself. His sister would be coming, but they'd had to pick different move-in dates, thanks to a roadtrip she and her friends had planned for the summer.
He glanced around himself, wondering what to do. He could make a friend (he was decent at social interaction, after all), but he was feeling a little like a fish out of water in this brand new environment. There were people everywhere, and while he'd gone to a decently-sized public high school, it really didn't even compare. The sheer number of people here - even over the summer terms - shocked him. Granted, he'd seen it when he took the campus tour early in his senior year, but then, he'd been on the outside looking in. Now he had just cannon-balled into this situation, and he wasn't sure if he could tread water well enough.
The whole prospect, quite frankly, was terrifying.
Abe decided to have a seat on a wall bordering part of the lawn. He could watch the group of what looked like upper classmen playing Ultimate Frisbee. He liked sports (quite a bit), but didn't feel comfortable just yet walking up to them and asking to join. Ugh. It sure would be nice to have a friend already. He wondered what his roommate would be like.