Study hall was so boring! Oliver didn't know why he didn't just boycott the class. Or whatever this was since they weren't actually learning anything. He guessed he liked the atmosphere of the library, and it was kind of cold outside. It was weird for it to be kind of snowy for the Californian boy. He was used to the eternal summer kind of weather. With the occasional rain and whatever in December.
He literally dragged his feet to the library, watching his peers walk ahead of him. It took him twice as long to get to the library from his dorm, and when he finally saw the doors of the library, he saw the librarian rushing in with two large baskets full of--was it really--candy! Oliver was through those doors as quick as a flash.
Oliver was planning on taking candy like there was no tomorrow, but was suddenly conscious that other kids might want it too. It was reluctant, but he limited himself to seven Laffy Taffys, six Pixi Stix, two packages of Gobstoppers, two boxes of Nerds, two rolls of SweetTarts and three chocolate bars. All Oliver could think about was the sugar. It was already making him excited.
He had poured down the first Pixi Stick down his throat when the librarian started talking, and he coughed a little when she implied that Charlie Bucket was a real person. He wondered if she had ever seen the movie. Oliver wasn't one to believe in the fantasies of books, especially fictional books, but he supposed he'd let the librarian figure that out herself. Everyone was entitled to their, er, opinions.
There were pets too, but Oliver wasn't as interested in them. He was too busy immersing himself in his sweets. This was like candy heaven. He could only imagine what it would be like to be Charlie Bucket seeing Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory for the first time. Three Laffy Taffys were already gone and Oliver could feel the sugar running through him. He could hardly contain his eleven-year-old body right now.
Ollie's hands were shaking a little as he opened the package of Gobstoppers, but it was kind of hard to open it. It was when he was using a lot of his force to rip open the plastic that it finally exploded, flinging the round Gobstoppers everywhere. He could only giggle. "I'm picking it up!" he claimed, doing so. Oh my gosh, this was the best study hall ever. When he had finished plucking the Gobstoppers off the floor and depositing the sad candies into the trash, he saw the boxes of Nerds and giggled to himself again.
He rushed back to his prize of sweets and turned around in his seat to talk to someone he recognized next to him. "Usually study hall is so boring, so I'm really glad she gave us candy. I really love candy. Sweet stuff in general, I think. I also think Gobstoppers are my favorite. They're just so addictive! But chocolate is really good too. I don't get a lot of Willy Wonka candy stuff. Do you believe Willy Wonka's real? I mean from the books and all? Have you read the books? I've only seen the movies." SweetTarts into mouth. One. Two. Three. Half of the roll. "Do you want some?" he asked after pushing the seven SweetTarts to one side of his mouth so he could talk. He offered the SweetTarts to his companion. Right now he just wanted to jump off the walls.
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