Abe kicked the red and white soccer ball toward the net and smiled as it landed against the white netting with a dull thump. He had brought the ball from home, since his sister had given it to him for his birthday about a year ago, and it reminded him of home. Granted, he had only been at CSU for a couple of days and he was already in love with the campus and the town, but... still. Home was home, and he'd never been away for more than a month and a half before. But now he'd be gone till Thanksgiving, and possibly not get to go home then either.
At least he had soccer. He'd be able to play on the team (hopefully) - after all, that's why he was here. He wouldn't have been able to come to CSU without his hefty soccer scholarship, and he was infinitely grateful for it.
He just wished he had some friends already. His roommate hadn't moved in yet, and so far he'd just kind of been sliding under the radar. Not that he had ever cared, but at his high school, he'd always been considered decently popular. He hadn't cared for it at the time, but now he was realizing that he had sort of taken it for granted. Having people everywhere that liked you and your company had been kind of nice, considering.
Couldn't be helped. He just had to make some friends here and stop being homesick. That was stupid - he'd only been here a little while, and it was going to be great. It was just the convincing-himself part that was a little hard right now.
He picked his ball up and carelessly drop-kicked it into the air, watching it arc down and bounce slightly in the short, bright green grass. Ugh. If only he had someone to play with.