Dun Wanna Study
Katherine Hana Li spin_kick_snap
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Room 508, Thursday Afternoon
Kathy was trying to finish five more problem sets before evening; she had plans to go to the arcade with Travis and that was a lot more fun than studying for the SATs or the AP exams that were cluttering up her calendar. For the sixth time, she looked down at the page of her text book and tried to focus on the chemicals and symbols that made up the assignment. And for the sixth time, she drew a blank, unable to remember a single compound the minute she took her eyes away.

Ugh. Studying felt like such a waste of a gorgeous afternoon. Why'd she sign up for so many extra stupid classes anyway?

[Open, though Sparkle's thread comes last.]

myownface

2015-03-12 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Okay, so Sparkle was... a little antsy. A lot antsy. Sparkle was freaking out a bit. And what better way to get his mind off of his freaking out than by stopping by to pester his favourite... one of his favourite... the only girl he'd actually known was a superhero before she busted out the crazy powers in LA that one time?

"Knock knock, Mouse?"

spin_kick_snap

2015-03-12 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh thank god a distraction!

"Hey, Sparkle!" Kathy said, practically throwing open the door and giving him a huge grin. "How are you? What's up! Gosh you look great! We should catch up! Come on in!"

Don't leave her alone with her homework, Sparkle. That would just be cruel.

myownface

2015-03-12 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Uh." Yeah, Kathy. That was worrisome. Or, at least, just plain weird. "You've been studying again, haven't you?"

What had he told you about that, Kathy? Huh?

spin_kick_snap

2015-03-12 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

"...No?"

Ignore the piles of open notes and texts on her desk and scattered over her bed, Sparkle.

"...Maybe?"

And the flashcards. And the index cards. And the highlighters and their color-coded notes.

"The important thing is that you're here now. I can't possibly study with you here, can I? That would just be super-rude! I've barely seen you at all since break!"

myownface

2015-03-12 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Did you hear that snrk sound there, Kathy? That was Sparkle for 'I can't possibly imagine why.'

It probably said about as much, too.

"Speaking of, how did your break go, anyway? You didn't get stuck in any more dance clubs back there, did you?"

spin_kick_snap

2015-03-12 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

"No more clubs, thank god," Kathy said. "But that doesn't mean that it wasn't...eventful." She went to flop onto her bed, but pulling herself up at the last moment with a bendy, almost unnatural-looking motion. "Went face to face with a creep named Painkiller--" she was still disappointed in you, Fernando! "--more specifically, face-to-face with his gun, and Gorgon ended up shot and I had to do emergency surgery in a motel room. That was fun."

No it wasn't.

myownface

2015-03-12 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, that was actually surprising enough to pull Sparkle out of his funk for a moment.

"Oh, shit, seriously? And here I am, and the most exciting thing I did all break was macrame."

spin_kick_snap

2015-03-13 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)

"I met two superheroes, too," Kathy said. "Have I told you about The Mighty Dragon? The biggest superhero in LA? He knew who I was!" That was still really huge for her. "We, uhh, exchanged numbers. So, I have his number. In my phone."

THEY'D TALKED ON THE PHONE. LIKE PALS. WOO!

"And also I sorta robbed the hell out of a drug store."

Her vacation had been weird.

myownface

2015-03-13 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Sparkle was going to take a minute to process... all of that.

"You robbed a store? I thought you were trying to be a hero."

He was confused, Kathy. So confused.

spin_kick_snap

2015-03-13 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)

"I was! I am! Augh!" Kathy shoved her books and papers aside to finally have that flop she'd been planning on before. "But I didn't have the money or the prescriptions for stuff I needed for Gorgon. I had to stitch him up and get painkillers and penicillin and stuff. I couldn't buy it all, even if I had all the money, so the best I could do was, well, steal a lot of stuff that I needed and then left all the money I had behind."

myownface

2015-03-13 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)

"I am so surprised at you," Sparkle decided, and damn, that flop looked tempting. He kind of needed to have one of those, too. Just... not right this moment. "But, like, it worked out, right? You're here and not completely losing your shit right now, so I'm guessing yes."

spin_kick_snap

2015-03-13 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)

"I had a couple of weeks to get over it," Kathy said, sounding glum. "I didn't like doing it--except that I sorta did." She look ashamed to admit that. "I was quick and smart and it was...fun. But I still felt really, really bad for it. But I talked to Mr. Spencer about it, which helped."

myownface

2015-03-13 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Sparkle nodded a little.

"Yeah? That's..." He sighed and leaned against the door frame for a moment. And then stepped into the room, pulling the door shut behind him. "Can I talk for a minute? Like, something just between you and me?"

He was going to hate himself for this.

spin_kick_snap

2015-03-13 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)

"Of course, Sparks," Kathy said, shoving the rest of the books off her bed to make room for him. She wasn't one to normally treat her schoolwork so cavalierly, but Sparkle looked like he really needed someone to talk to. "Is everything all right? Is this about LA and the club?"

myownface

2015-03-13 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

"Yes...?" Sparkle flopped down on the bed beside Kathy, eyes on the floor. "No. I don't know? It's..."

Shit. Shit, how was he going to get this out?

"... There's this guy I know? And he needs me to do him a favour. It's like super important. Life and death super important."

All true, so far.

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