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Illusion

Three years ago I moved to Maastricht. While I did not know anybody there, I decided to join a sorority. This is a group of girls, around 20-25, who hang out together. It is a very diverse group, it consist out of different ages and different studies. The name of the sorority is ‘Femmes-Tastiques’, which was founded on the 6th of December 1995. This year, exactly 20 years ago.

Every five years, we do something big to celebrate the existence of the sorority. This year there was a week full of activities for all the members. It ended with a big party for all of the students in Maastricht on the 3rd of December.

I knew beforehand that I would be in Prague during this period. After a lot of doubting, I decided that I could not miss the party. Therefore, I booked a ticket and arranged a place to sleep with my old roommate. On top of that, I did not want anyone to know that I was coming back. As it would be so much more fun to just arrive on the party as a surprise.

On the 2nd of December I flew back to the Netherlands where my dad picked me up very late in the evening. The next day, the day of the party, I received a lot of messages from the girls that they were so sorry that I wasn’t able to attend the party. Besides, I also send messages to the group-chat that I was so jealous of everyone who was able to enjoy this party, while I was already on my way to Maastricht.

I met my old roommate around 5 p.m. and we changed our outfits for the party. Together we got on the bike, and made the arrangement that she would call me when it was okay for me to come in. Walking into the location was so nice. The girls really did not expected me being there, some of them were so shocked they even had to cry.

The night itself was a big succes, and everyone enjoyed themselves a lot. The next day it was almost time to go back to reality. I had to catch the train home, and prepare myself for the flight back to Prague!

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