Oh anytime, it’d be a good reason to watch Doctor Who. I know…another one lost to New York [He sighed] Hey, at least when you get out there you’ll have Liv there so you’ll know somebody. Yeah, those dumb Ivy league kids.
Better things like what? Candy?
As if you needed any more reasons to watch it. You watch it so much they should just name the show after you. True. And she’ll already have the area scoped out for me so I know where to get the best take out and get hit on by the most guys. I know. Who do they think they are?
Am I that obvious?
Mostly, I know some other timey wimey phrases to get me by. Do you know what I wonder sometimes? Like how did people discover all the formulas that make up time and space, like they had to discover them right, just can’t make the rules up so how’d they know what was right? Think about that. She totally took my phone, and she didn’t let me have snacks either. Well I think there were reward snacks sometimes. I don’t regret it though, my grades were so much better.
I never thought about it, I thought most people did carry it around. My mom sends me like millions of those little bottles, haven’t carried one around yet. Get a cool titanium hand.
You might have to teach me sometime. Especially when I need a good excuse. Like you said, the fancier it sounds the more people usually believe stuff, right? Alright. Now I think you just wanna make my brain explode. Well at least I know I wasn’t being targeted. She was pretty good at what she did. Now all the dumb kids at Columbia have her.
Well now you know of one who doesn’t. I’ve got better things to carry in my purse. I should. And then I could fight crime with it or something.
Science is pretty easy to fake, you just throw out a sciency word like velocity or nucleus and people are like, this guy’s legit. But yeah Math sucks ass. Did you ever have Liv tutor you? So scary…
Uh…yeah actually, you don’t? Well enjoy our promises lingering together in saliva form on your hand.
Is that what you learned from all of your science fiction shows? Oh yeah. I don’t get why all that stuff with letters and angles was ever invented. It’s not like we’re ever gonna use it in real life. I did, once. I’ll regret it forever. Did she take your phone too or was she just trying to torture me?
You really think i’m that much of a diva? Gross. I might actually need a hand transplant after what you just said.
I’m pretty sure I made that up, but it’s good to know that it sounds believable.
[Cal shook her hand firmly then let go] See, doesn’t it feel more official now? You can use your hand sanitizer now if you want. [Cal wiped his hand on his shorts, which was good enough for him for the time being]
Anything a five year old told me about science i’d probably believe. That was my second worst subject, only beat a little by math.
Sure, sure. Let’s make this the last official thing we do, yeah? I’d rather never have to go through that again. Please. You really think I carry sanitizer around with me?
I’ll try to crack a bigger smile for you, sorry if I end up looking constipated
You don’t have to do anything. If you’re upset you should get to feel upset. As long as you’re okay though.
It wasn’t even like that it was like the velocity of the wind and stuff that made me yelp sound like a girly scream, I wasn’t actually screaming lik that.
Because we came to an agreement and so we have to seal it. Come on, my spit’s getting dry.
Sure. Blame science all you want. I know what I heard. And if anyone ever asks that’s all i’m telling them I heard. I’m no good with that whole science stuff anyways.
Fine. [She grimaced and spit lightly on her hand and stuck it out, closing her eyes and still grimacing.]
It’s always the closest people who end up disappointing you the most..
Hey, that frowning business, I don’t like it.
Absolutely not, it’s an enigma.
Yeah, she does. [Freddie ran a hand through his hair, feeling the familiar tugging in his chest and the back of his eyes prick. He wanted her to be happy on her own, he repeated that so many times when they were together. But that didn’t make any of it hurt any less. Plus he knew she was of starting her life as a freshmen in New York. And knowing he wasn’t important to her anymore made him feel more empty than anything. Whenever he talked to his mom these past few months, she told him that it’d be hard getting over your first love but he wasn’t prepared for that.] Anyways, it was nice to see you but I have to go.
I guess. I still hope to get out one day. But alright. See you around.
[Cal mumbled and kicked at the ground] I liked bungee jumping. [He looked back up] I don’t want you to resent me. I want like a cool steel bridge. Like indestructible titanium.
Well yeah, but I’m gonna be touching your spit hand too.
[She smirked slightly.] Even though you screamed like a little girl the whole time? [She nodded slowly.] We’ll work on it.
What’s the point of this again?