A few more people walked in, or, like, squelched in, as in the case of a particularly visually unusual meta who made his way up to the group. Kelly figured he probably got stared at a lot, so she made sure she wasn't, like, staring at him, not giving him more than the same open curiosity she displayed for... well, literally everything. His truncated introduction and hint of nervousness made her think she'd probably made the right call, but his major perked her interest. "Ooh, cool, if you're in criminology we'll probably have some of the same classes. Nice to meet you, Phineas!" Criminology was close enough to psychology that there was likely to be some overlap - while the first was more about catching the bad guys than understanding them, there was still the point that, like, Kelly couldn't counsel someone who wasn't there, and that helping others understand villains might help lead to stopping them.
Yeah, that was gonna be kinda cool, wasn't it?
And the next arrival was like, an actual space alien, so that was cool too. Kelly was admittedly a little bit disappointed that Singularity looked basically normal - not that she'd really wanted her to have little green antennae or anything, but, well, it would have been kind of cool. What was even the point of being a space alien if you looked normal? Besides, it kinda weirded her out just that Binaries did look human - like, did someone need to ask why? Had someone asked why? Or maybe they could just kinda like... goop themselves and look like whatever? Could Dia look like Phineas, if she wanted to? Would she want to? Were there planets where that was normal?
Man, there was a lot of stuff Kelly didn't know.
A girl with a blindfold, who was apparently a speed-type. Kelly didn't know all too much about those, she'd never really had much opportunity to observe. For all Kelly's own abilities, she didn't really think she was a speed type herself - her light travel ability was more of like... a transformation, maybe? She wasn't, like, herself when she was doing it, at least not in Kelly-standard form - she was just kinda... light. Which was apparently why she didn't create shockwaves or destroy the environment, like apparently most speed types had to worry about.
Arin had explained it to her. It had kinda made sense, at least as much sense as Kelly could grasp with her total lack of scientific background. She wondered what he'd think of this place, if he were here... but she supposed he wouldn't be here anyway, because he'd still be in high school. Wherever he was.
The next girl who walked up had that same kind of look as Arin, Kelly thought. The one that was like... a little bit paranoid. Always worrying about something, her eyes kinda shifting around like she expected an attack from somewhere. The one that made Kelly worried. She hinted a slight frown, wondering what this girl had been through already that had made her like that, but whatever it was, she wasn't saying.
Well, Kelly would have to see if she needed to talk sometime - but probably not right now.
Fortunately the next person was already familiar, and Kelly gave Keiran a sunny smile and a cheerful wave, but refrained from her usual emphatic hugs because there was, like, no way to start rumors faster than that - and she and Keiran weren't a 'thing.' He was a good friend, though, and she was happy he was here. Knowing at least one other person made the whole college thing a little easier, even if Kelly knew she'd make more friends soon enough.
One more boy dropped in, too, who Kelly gave a curious look as well. She'd seen him... somewhere, hadn't she? Not personally, but... like... somewhere.
Oh. He'd been on TV, with the whole big thing in LA last summer. She couldn't really remember much more than that, other than that there had been weird plants and fire and ice and a whole lotta other stuff going on, but he'd be another one who had some experience with things already.
Introductions aside, Mr. Dead Boy took control of the tour again, and she followed along with the students as he pointed out various buildings. Naturally she'd already scoped the place out, but the little trivia facts he provided were pretty cool. Someone was already asking about roommate assignments, which was a question that Kelly was curious about as well. She wasn't really sure how that was going to go - she had never actually shared a room before, being an only child. Most of her life she hadn't even shared a house, except her parents. There'd been that brief interlude where Arin had been living there too, but somehow Kelly didn't think that was going to be the same as not having her own space.
Of course, it wasn't like she had to hide her superpowers any more, so maybe that was okay?
Meanwhile, one of the boys had taken it on himself to offer some constructive criticism on her introduction technique, which just made Kelly grin. She wasn't entirely sure about shorty given that she was, like, almost 5'5", but she didn't let his critique bother her. "It probably was!" she agreed with his assessment of her introduction as 'the worst' cheerfully, "But it did what it needed to and I did my best, so I'm good with it. No one's perfect, not even heroes."
She raised a tentative hand after a couple other inquiries had been made by other students. "What sorts of fraternities and sororities are here at MCU? And what do they get involved with that's different from other schools?" Kelly wasn't entirely sure if she was going to rush or not, but she was at least considering it. Most of the girls on the cheer team back at Solar City North went out for some sorority or another in college, and she knew that it could be a good way to meet people and get linked up with something in common - and yet she was still a little uncertain about whether it was right for her - and if it was, which one?
And would she even have time, what with everything else going on?