Summer was coming to a close, which meant classes were starting up again at Toad Town University, the school that Goombario Goomzalez attended with his best friend, Kooper Kuppman, and there was only so much time left to laze about without worrying about deadlines, internships and homework.
That said, the two of them were now down at the waterfront and pier at Toad Town Harbor, sitting on a bench and sharing a couple of cups of shaved ice. They watched the hustle and bustle about them with interest. They had seen Toad Town at most times of year during their adventure with Mario in their early teens, but in the context of a peaceful student’s life, it was very different.
"Did you get that internship with Professor Kook?" Goombario asked over a mouthful of his snack.
Kooper nodded. [“I got the fewer hours slot, but I’m in. What about you?”]
"No luck this time." Goombario replied, and they both went back to eating, only vaguely aware of the world around them.
"Oh classes classes.." The Yoshi thought as he was much too into his books. "Gotta do homework, make sure its right. I can’t afford to mess up on anything this year." He had gotten books early since he was able to buy them online. He was making sure to study hard this year as last year he almost didn’t pass for being such a class clown.
His mother warned him about his studies and the consequences that would come if he were to fail. Or even goof up like last year, so he was taking it seriously.
He walked fast as he suddenly lost his footing and fell down near the goomba and koopa duo. “Oof!”