One day I came home from school and my mother was sitting there looking sad."Your sister ran away today," she informed me and I rolled my eyes. My littlesister was only 13 years old but she was wilding out with an older guy and didn'twant to stick to the rules."Oh yeah," my Mama continued. "Donovan Daniels called you today from UF. He saidhe'd call you back."I jumped!OH MY GOSH! HE CALLED ME!My Mama looked at me sideways and I forgot all about my little sister's fast ass."She'll be back," I told my Mama and went to my room to fantasize about Donovan.He called me back and I melted as I heard the baritone voice in my ear."You okay?" he asked me."Ofcourse.""Well, I work in Admissions here and I saw your name on one of my lists. I justcalled to tell you that my fraternity will be in Miami in two weeks. We'recompeting in a step show. I hope you can come.""I'll be there!" I assured him excitedly.For the next two weeks I was on my best behavior. There was no way I was going togive my Mama a reason to tell me I couldn't go to the step show to see Donovan.My good behavior paid off. I was allowed to go and even though none of my otherfriends were interested in going, I called my mentor Traci an she dropped me offto the arena.This was also the first time that I was introduced to greek life up close andpersonal.There I sat in the middle of a gang of college students. The AKA's sat to my left,all poised and dignified, while the Delta's sat to my right, wilding out, sexy andhaving fun.After the step show I spotted Donovan and nervously walked over to him. He gave mea hug and smiled down at me."Guess what?" I said. "I got into UF!"He laughed. "I know. I knew that when I called you but I didn't want to spoil thesurprise."I giggled and did a little happy dance."I'll see you in college!" I said and walked away, waving at him.My first days in Gainesville were unhappy days. My parents didn't take me up toschool. They simply put me on an airplane and gave me $80.Thank God my friend Kim had decided to take her first semester off and was stayingwith her grandmother in a nearby town. She picked me up from the airport and droveme to campus for the first time.