They were sitting outside the coffee shop, but with a twist; their suitcases were next to them. Matthew and Katheryn were killing time, waiting to go to the airport. They were flying home to Atlanta, a destination clearly within driving distance.
Matthew and Katheryn met in college, at Furman University. There is an inherent conflict between Atlanta and Furman University; Furman is largely funded by Pepsi Cola, while Atlanta is a Coke town. Matthew said, “Oh, I had to drink Pepsi for a few years, but I was forgiven.” He was born in Atlanta, but has zero southern accent. Katheryn was originally from Jacksonville, and likewise, has no southern dialect. She works for Raymond James, and he works in financial planning for Northwest Mutual Life.