Derek Orton
Back to school!
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:00pm

The party Kim had before the official start of school gave Derek a positive outlook for the year. Grace was gone, Kim at least was interested enough to kiss him back, and he was done spending every evening alone on the top room of one of the towers. That was shot anyway. Now he couldn't go up there without thinking about Grace's strange daughter.

Parts of his summer (some of the parts not preoccupied with lessons on the finer points of relationship) were focused on trying to figure out last year. And part of figuring that out was figuring out what happened with Jael. He hadn't expected it, but she was sure. She hadn't a qualm about pressing her lips to his. It, strangely, seemed to be the one normal moment he'd seen from her.

He walked into the cafeteria where everyone was taking their seats. He found a place in the middle rather than looking for Kim. He'd wait to see if she sat next to Jake. Or if she came over to his table. He'd catch her by the end of the night, one way or another. He had something to give her. He'd have to send it via owl if she avoided him.

He leaned back listening to Winchester talk about the changes, figuring he wouldn't really remember them until tomorrow when classes started anyway. He looked back to his table, surprised who had sat down with him. "Hey," he said after a moment's pause.

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