Physics 604 - Comparative Physics and Alternate Theories Haphazard!vF7s67ClAE 2014/06/08 (Sun) 01:52 No. 29447 [Reply] ▼
"....And before you all go, I'd just like to remind you that your term papers are due next time we meet. No fewer than twenty pages, remember! This is worth a quarter of your final grade, so take it seriously!" You professor proceeds to glare fiercely at your classmates, as they chat amongst themselves and pack their things up.
Very few of them take note, and even fewer really care.
...You, however, are on the verge of panic. Since, you know. This is literally the first time you've ever heard of this paper at all.
...And holy shit, if you lose that many points off your grade, your scholarship's sunk. ...And if you lose your scholarship, and end up having to go home...
' would probably be a good description of your family's reaction. They never were very accepting of failure. To say the least.
Your head strikes the surface of your desk with a loud thud, as you take a moment and allow your self-pity to consume you. You're going to need to go on the run. Change your name, leave the country, maybe work on a freighter for a while. As long as you don't use your real name, and switch ships a couple times, it'll be pretty hard to track you down. Maybe one day, they'll stop looking for you...
"...Um, are you alright?" A concerned voice breaks into your reverie, as your father's agents finally locate your new family, living under an assumed name.
"...what?" You ask, dully, lifting your face to meet the worried gaze of your professor.
"...No, I don't think you are." She surmises, eying the lump where you struck your head. "...It's the paper, isn't it? Having trouble?"
"...Yeah." Let's go with that. You're having trouble with the paper, sure.
"...Tell you what." She decides, "I'm going to treat you to a meal, and we can talk it out. What do you say?" She grins. "You're one of my best students, so as your teacher, I want to help you out, okay?"
...Well, that's at least a boost to your self-esteem.
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