A hotel room door opens as Richelle Ryan and Joseline Kelly, step-mother and step-daughter, step in together. Richelle is excited, saying, wasn’t that campus tour great?? That college has everything going for it! It’s even more impressive in person than in all the brochures she’s seen. The mixed dorms may make Joseline’s father uneasy but Richelle’s all for it. Joseline is 18 now, it’s time for her to live a little! As long as she’s still safe about it, of course. Unlike Richelle, Joseline looks more anxious and says she’s not sure about that college now.
Richelle is shocked since this is the college Joseline’s always wanted to go to. Joseline defends herself with excuses, eventually saying that a college this far away from home will be inconvenient.
Richelle assumes that Joseline is homesick already, assuring her that it’s perfectly normal, though Joseline goes on to say that she enjoys being with Richelle, who is her best friend.
Richelle is touched by these words, saying that Joseline means a lot to her, too! She loves her, too! ‘But do you LOVE love me?’ Joseline carefully asks. Richelle is taken aback, processing this, asking what exactly does Joseline mean. Joseline tries to hide it but is practically bursting at the seams to tell her secret. ‘I’ve…I’ve always had a crush on you! I’m scared of moving away because… I can’t picture being without you…’
Richelle strokes Joseline’s hair, trying to soothe her still. Richelle assures Joseline that whether she’s at a college down the street or in another country, they’ll ALWAYS be close. That much won’t change. This new revelation that Joseline has a crush on her will change things between them a LITTLE, but not in a bad way.
And speaking of the crush, has she ever been with a woman before? Richelle asks Joseline gently. When Joseline admits that she hasn’t, Richelle looks at her, biting her lip. Maybe SHE could be the one to give Joseline her first lesbian experience? Richelle asks seductively. Joseline is nervous but excited, smiling shyly as they come together for a tender kiss.
Joseline won’t be feeling any more separation anxiety after this!