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When the bell finally rang, Onyx smiled and cleared his throat. "Ok! I know you guys breezed through Romeo and Juliet. Now, my other classes didn't do this. You have to write me a three page essay, with experiences, on how you know love does or deosn'e discriminate. It'll be ue next month." He paused and searched for the rubrics. Once he found them he passed stacks down the rows. "Now, you might ask, 'Why, Mr. Creevey, are you giving us so much ime?' Well, I find most people struggle with this topic. It'll be a major part of your grade, so do it nicely." he waved the paper in his hand around. "This is the rubric. Now, any questions?"
Kai frowns at the paper, glancing over the guidelines and shaking her head ever so slightly. Already, she was listing details for both sides in her mind, forming arguments and then searching for a counter to that. Alright. An easy enough topic once you get everything in order... she thinks to herself.
(I'm kind of just assuming this is probably the last hour of school for them?)
Onyx was pleased as he saw many of the students' faces light up. "Good. Now, is anyone drawing a blank?" He wandered over to a kid that looked stoned. He spent most of the period pinching the bridge of his nose.
Kai groans as her phone starts going off again, rubbing her temples. "Now is not a good time," she mutters under her breath, raising her hand. By now, worry was becoming noticeable in her eyes. She knew it had to be someone in her family calling, and that scared her.
Onyx noticed Kai's frustration. He wandered over to her. "Something the matter?"
"Yes... No... I honestly have no idea," Kai mumbles, shrugging. "Someone's calling my phone, though..."
Onyx sighed. "Step out into th hall and go ahead and answer it. It seems urgent if someone keeps on doing it." He motioned to the door with his head. "Go ahead. Just don't draw attention to yourself. I'd look bad. For me, anyways."
Kai gives an almost imperceptable nod, quickly stepping outside the classroom and answering the phone. "Mom, this better be an emergency... I - Wait, what?" She shakes her head, biting her lip hard. "Yeah, I can wait here for an hour or two, I guess... Bye." Kai slides the phone back into her pocket, fighting back the tears that threatened to spill. She knew it was almost hopeless that her twin brother would live, but still...
Onyx popped his head out the door and spotted Kai. "Hey. Everything ok?"
Kai runs a hand through her hair, taking a shaky breath. "No. My twin brother was shot and he's probably not going to make it... My mom wants me to wait at the school for a few hours until Dad gets there so if Keller wakes up, someone's there..."
All the color drained from Onyx's face. The smiled tht usually lit up his face faded. "Ohmigod. Are you ok? Is ther anythign I can do for you?" He hesitated and stood awkwardly holding the door.
Kai bites her lip, remaining silent for a moment. "I... You stay after school, don't you?" she asks quietly, twisting a lock of hair around her finger restlessly.
"Yeah. I do." Onyx always had a cr.ap ton of work to grade at the end of the day.
"Would you mind if I stayed here after school...? I can help grade papers or something if you want." Kai shrugs slightly, shifting on her feet nervously.
"Yeah. If you want. Ohmigod, Kai. I'm so sorry." Onyx had no clue what to do.... He.ll, he never had anyone around him die before.....
Kai shakes her head. "It's fine... I'll be fine..." She sighs, closing her eyes. "Death comes for everyone eventually."
((*plays 'Let Me Sign' by Robert Pattinson when the news hits*))
Onyx sighed. "That's life. You shouldn't dismiss it like that, though."
"It's better than having a complete breakdown in front of everyone... I'm not dismissing it, I'm just hiding it."
"it's ok to cry, Kai. No one should think less of you." Onyx frowned, then teared up himself. "If not, someone may unnecessarily do it for you." He sniffled, trying to hide the shared sorrow.
Kai whimpers, no longer trying to hold back the tears. "He didn't deserve it..."