Anna: Hey, listen, this isn't the end of the world. This is college and you have to realize this is definitely different from high school. That this is definitely going to deal with. Freshman year is the adjustment stage, and we haven't even gotten into the first half of the year. Understand that this isn't the end and that you could just try harder to pull up your grades. Go try out some different study habits to improve your performance in school.
Marian: One lesson I learned in my first weeks of college is that most, if not all, of us are not prepared for whatever's being shoved in our faces at all. I honestly think that if you are only going to drop out because you are failing most of your tests then you are only setting up another thing to add to your roster of failures - and I think you don't want that. There are so many other alternative solutions to your problem. I suggest you start with analyzing your study habits; college courses are more rigorous than high school subjects so maybe it's about time you improve and adjust your habits to more challenging things. Most teachers also have consultation hours and you can make use of that if you didn't understand the lesson. However, if you are really having a hard time, then try to talk to your parents or guardian - maybe they have solutions that will suit your needs more. Just remember that dropping out because you feel like you can't handle any more failures will not make life stop giving you other types of failures once you're out.
Anna: Okay, go feel embarrassed and angry. I understand that these feelings aren't easy to get rid of so I guess you should express them first, not to the guy or any of your backstabbers, but to your friends or to a pillow. Then you'll start thinking clearly how this is all just so stupid and grade school. Who cares what guy thinks? Let him delude himself. It's only going to be awkward because he's going to make it awkward. As for your backstabbers, fuck them. If ever you find out who they are, you should definitely have a calm and collective conversation with them on how they're being a bunch of gossipy old hags.
Marian: I think one of the only ways your situation can be fixed is if you talk to him or the people talking about it and clear it up. You can also try to just act nonchalant about it because you know that that rumour is not true and it might eventually simmer down once everyone hears some other juicy story. Just remember that your actions are still louder than whatever gossip is being spread.