When there’s time, sure.
Mon Jan 21, 2019 07:45

Jessica was surprised to hear her compromise about lunch shot down out of hand. The breaks between classes were long enough to eat a sandwich or chug a meal replacement shake in, so the only real function lunch served was a social one, and she was going to be too busy to deal with that anyway. Besides, it wasn’t as if she was going to be here long anyway. She’d get this magic stuff where she could stop doing it, and then she could get everything back on track. It was no different than recovering from a broken bone or any other injury that got in the way.

The briefest twitch in her cheek betrayed the effort it took not to laugh at the idea of being a mathematician, but it vanished at a question which felt like a polite version of are you an idiot. “The...stuff about this place said the schedules are - normally - only...unmovable for two years,” she explained herself. “I know it will be hard to work with the eighth graders in these classes, but - I can’t let this - condition be an excuse to get behind. Or any further behind. This has already thrown my schedule - my long schedule, from here to university - it’s already thrown it completely off.” She flushed, flustered at the thought.

“There are - plans,” she explained, looking plaintively up at the House mother. “I have plans. I want to be a writer, before I join the brand when I’m grown up - that’s why I need Spanish, Daddy does a lot of business in Latin America. I’ve got to do everything now so I can even qualify for the right programs later. I can’t just - I can’t think I’m going to do a good job without the right resume.”

  • Rule one, eatProfessor Skies, Mon Jan 21 06:32
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    • When there’s time, sure. — Jessica, Mon Jan 21 07:45
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