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Well, I don't know about that
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:08pm

She was glad he was calling her Professor Locke. She had plenty of ideas about what Austin had probably told Chase, but was perfectly happy so sacrifice professional image for an improved relationship between a student and his guardian. She glanced at Austin, and back up at Chase.

"Austin is a really great kid," she started, knowing this system far too well to let herself sink in it. "I'm a little worried about his home life, though. If possible, I'd like to talk to both of you together about it."

She looked at Austin again, then back to Chase. "Students having a positive relationship with their families shows up in their grades, schoolwork, and extracurricular activities," she added. This was the part where most parents would decide to just chew her out and storm off. "I've talked some with Austin, and my greatest worry is that he feels unwanted in his own home."

  • Then today's your lucky dayChase and Austin Harlow, Tue Jul 20 10:19am
    Austin saw Professor Locke first and smiled at her. He returned her wave and tapped Chase on the arm to get his attention. Chase turned just as the pair reached him and Austin. His expression was... more
    • Well, I don't know about that — Cassandra, Tue Jul 20 10:08pm
      • Well aren't you a ray of sunshineChase and Austin Harlow, Wed Jul 21 9:36am
        Austin mouth flew open when Professor Locke spoke her last sentence. He did not say that! The problem was the person invading his home. He looked up at Chase to say this but his mouth snapped shut... more
        • Don't shoot the messengerCassandra, Wed Jul 21 11:10am
          The exchange was painful, but it could have been worse. Cassandra, who had no problem with people calling her a liar, felt torn that Austin's brother was suggesting he send him off. That was a cruel, ... more
          • Then don't use oneChase Harlow, Thu Jul 22 11:05pm
            Chase sighed heavily when Locke had finished making her speech. This woman was trying to turn this into something more than it was. Sure, she was right about Penny trying to make Austin unwelcome but ... more
            • A little too late for thatCassandra, Sat Jul 24 3:45pm
              It was a marvelous talent. Few people could get themselves into such trouble by the size of their own mouths as Cassandra. Her entire life had been a string of incidences such as this one, when... more
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