DH Skies
Why do we do this job?
Sun Feb 18, 2018 23:52

On the plus side, immediately after she’d finished with the intermediate class, it was lunchtime. On the downside, wine was not a socially acceptable option at lunch in the middle of the week. Deciding that the student body en masse was not something she particularly wanted to look at right now, she collected her usual lunch of a baguette and a piece of fruit (except she replaced the fruit with cake, because she felt that was entirely justified today) and retreated to the staff room.

She was used to the intermediates presenting certain challenges, but mostly it was ogling each other instead of concentrating, and the occasional melodramatic break up, either of a couple or of friends over the subject of a boy/girl. Whilst she never liked dealing with those issues, she had raised two daughters, and was perfectly adept at everything teenage girls could throw at her - Krisalyn had been next to no trouble in herself, but she had been pretty and popular which attracted its own genre of cliqueness and backstabbing, whilst Emarette had been the stereotypical wild child, dyeing her hair and rebelling against her mother. Boys she was less used to, but they mostly just needed to be taught not to be jerks to girls and be left to figure out how to be less disgusting.

“Are the intermediates being awful to you too, or am I special?” she asked wearily as another member of the faculty came in. “I had a fire from Mr. Sparks - which was “an accident,” - and then someone dyed my hair pink,” she added.

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