Hermes Zoom's teen years were focused and uneventful. Although he did do some casual hanging out,
most of his life was focused on school and work
So it was no surprise at all when he announced that his scholarships were all in order and his early-admission application accepted, and he was off.
Among other things, Hermes called ahead well in advance to arrange for off-campus housing, which he thought would minimize the distractions of dorm life. By a great coincidence, the ad he found was the one that Martin and Allegra placed when Jane Stacks moved out.
Next episode: Hermes at the Bright House.
Hermes arrived at the Bright House just after dark, a newly-minted Young Adult.
But on his way to the front door, he noticed a mellow light coming from an odd tub-like thing off to the side.
He found himself soaking in warm water, surrounded by scented candles, with a scantily-clad and adultly-curved beauty smiling across from him.
They soaked for a long time, and then got out to cool off in the night air, hanging out on the grass and talking.
By the time Camryn had to leave, he felt close enough for a spontaneous hug, and she hugged him back.
Flushed with optimism and enthusiasm for college life, he bounded inside, where everyone seemed to be asleep (although there were some odd sounds coming from the bedroom that the letter said was Allegra Gorey's). He sat down in front of the computer in the room he would share with Martin, and launched right into his studies.
So here's Hermes Zoom, with an impressive start to his college career, and the Bright House with someone to look after it when Allegra and Martin graduate. I think we'll be seeing quite a bit more of Camryn (Hermes just spun up a Very First Kiss want, despite being Fortune; she really impressed him!).