[When Toby’s face filled her screen, Ronan immediately perked up and pushed a little bit of hair out of her face.] Hi. [Truthfully, Ronan hadn’t gotten used to the pet names Toby liked to throw in her direction. That didn’t mean she didn’t like them, though.] I’m okay. [Ronan nodded to assure him that she was telling the truth. It was hard for them to be away from each other, and she’d be lying if she were to say that she didn’t miss him. The two had grown so close over the short time they’d been together before Toby had to move away. It was definitely difficult for her.] Just tired. How’re you, though? [Although it was hard for her to make the best out the little bit of time they were able to chat, simply because all she wanted to do was whine and cry about how much she missed him, Ronan forced herself to smile and appear happy. For him. The last thing she wanted was to upset the naturally happy Toby with her dull mood.] I hope you’re well.
[Toby smile dulled into a mini-pout, shifting on his bed to lay on his back.] I am. You remember that lab I had? None of my fucking partners did their shit so I had to snitch them out to my professor. I mean, I felt guilty but I’m not about to fail because of them, you know? [The young Chemistry major huffed, still angry at the memory. He put an arm behind his hand and let his gaze drift up to the wall of ‘selfies’, mostly him and Ronan (since she had helped decorate it, obviously), a gentle sort of calm settling over him. This had to be one of the hardest parts about maintaining a semi-online relationship, he thought ruefully. There was never really enough time for Toby to spend with Ronan before having to be split apart to go back to their respective campuses. It sucked majorly; he knew how much Ronan cried when he left and even if he never admitted it to her, Toby felt the same way sometimes.] I miss you… [He murmured, pouting slightly. He hated the long distance some days but felt as if it only made them feel stronger for each other.]
[It’d been approximately a week since the last time Ronan had seen Toby in the flesh, which was of course upsetting to her. The girl knew a long distance relationship wasn’t going to be easy, she knew that from the start, but Toby really made it worth it. Ronan cared for the boy more than anything, and it’d be stupid of her to throw away a relationship like that. Now 400 miles away from him again, Ronan opened her laptop and started a skype call, in hopes that it’d make her feel at least a little bit better.]
[Nothing exhausted Toby more than listening to his professor lecture him on a subject he had memorised the text book on in high school. For some reason, it seemed as if the classes were dragging on longer than usual, teasing him. By the time he had gotten back to his room, Toby was sprawled out on his bed and flinging his arm out to open his laptop. It was their usual Date Night, and not even a few minutes after he mindlessly surfed the web, the only face he wanted to see popped up onto his screen. When he saw Ronan, Toby immediately grinned.] Hey baby, how are you?