The first time he sees her she is wearing a white lab coat and carrying a stack of books in her arms. Xihuitl walks beside her, smiling and talking. At the time, he doesn't think much of it.
"Caz! I've got a big test tomorrow so I won't be able to get together tonight. I've got to study!" Xihuitl calls out when he sees his best friend. The girl looks at him curiously, but he doesn't inquire. Xihuitl tells him anyway.
Her name is Etapalli. She is in a few of Xihuitl's biology classes so they're going to study together. Cazupotl shrugs nonchalantly. He was looking forward to spending the night with Xihuitl, but he knows how important his studies are, and he won't push. The girl is still watching him.
Xihuitl waves goodbye, and Cazupotl waves back, but he stands in the hall and watches them go. She is small beside him, but he seems to be looking up at her, as