Well how do you know it isn't?
Thu Jul 27, 2017 07:52

All of Dade’s hopes of being able to pretend to listen and tune out of the conversation were squashed when Sara decided to actually do something about the homework instead of just complain about it. He sighed internally. Of course she wanted to compare packets. He was likely to get a high score on his, whereas she probably wasn’t, so she wanted his answers. Dade didn’t fuss about the morals of sharing answers with his classmates - he just didn’t like his classmates so he didn’t share answers. But he was supposed to be trying to be friendly to this girl (who smiled way too much, what was her issue?) so he nodded sharply and turned to his side, fishing around in the blue backpack he’d placed on the floor. The packet was in a plain, red folder and he pulled it out, opening it on the table and extracting the packet.

His handwriting was cramped and a little messy, but the actual content of the packet was thorough. Every short answer question was answered in entireity, often with small notes scribbled in the side margins. Even the multiple choice questions had been annotated with comments and an occasional question, underlined multiple times with strong, bold lines. Although Dade probably fell short of his older sister when it came to academics, it was a piece of homework that would have made Rose proud.

Dade passed the packet to Sara.

“Here,” he said. “If you can’t read my handwriting you can ask me what it says.” Maybe now she would focus on just copying his answers instead of talking. Sara would probably think he was great for letting her copy from him, and maybe would decide they were friends or something. Something occurred to Dade and he frowned. What if Sara decided they were friends and then kept wanting to talk to him? How would he get rid of her? Connor was having trouble with that girl Marley from third year; was Sara going to be like Marley was? Dade looked around the Diner, suddenly nervous.

  • You make it sound like a conspiracy - Sara, Thu Jul 27 07:51
    The Lyra´s smile was instantly erased when her eyesight adjusted to the person she had actually greeted: Dade Farnon. It wasn't that Sara had something against his fellow second-year, it was more... more
    • Well how do you know it isn't? - Dade, Thu Jul 27 07:52
      • How do you know? - Sara , Thu Jul 27 12:34
        If she was honest, Sara was amazed when Dade actually shared his homework with her. As far as she could remember, they didn't have too many previous interactions. Sara blinked a couple of times at... more
        • How do you know what I know? - Dade, Fri Jul 28 09:30
          Sara wasn’t making nearly as many corrections to her packet as Dade had expected, and he was surprised. Last year she had certainly been towards the bottom of their class if not the bottom, at least... more
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