"Oh! Um. Sorry about that." And to the others (mostly Liying), "She needs mostly mana and homework, I can do mana?"
"Pleased to meet you as well," Huiwen says softly, closing her book. "You're in History of Japanese Theater, yes?"
"Come on, a-Qiong, you're gonna be fine." Liying pats her friend on the shoulder and gives Huang a slightly strained smile. "Heya. We're all from Harbin, city, not enclave. Except Connie, obviously, who's from- which way round is it again-"
"Cambridge, Massachusetts not England," Connie supplies.
"That. Anyway, yeah, we're gonna haul a bunch of boards up eight flights of stairs, if there's any still left, except we really need at least four people so we can take turns hauling and being lookout. You interested?"