Lunch is soon over, and it’s time to report to Terra. She and Morsey excused themselves from lunch before you and your friends were done. They left the canteen together, much to your chagrin. Unlike you, your friends are all in a good mood. There’s a party tonight in the common room and they’re looking forward to it, but you’re not quite in the spirit.
“You’re coming though, right?” Suki makes big eyes at you. You know why she wants you to go. She wants you to hook her up with Boris.
“I don’t know, maybe,” you shrug. “I’ll see.”
“You’re in danger,” she says suddenly.
“What?” You frown at her.
“In danger of becoming SERIOUSLY boring,” she grins. “You have to come.”
“Yeah, maybe,” you repeat yourself. That doesn’t satisfy her, but the bell for the end of lunch just rang and you all have places to be. You have Terra to report to.
You feel a now familiar nervous excitement as you approach Terra’s office. You tell yourself that there are lots of reasons why Morsey and Terra might be talking. They’re both instructors, after all. Maybe Terra is trying to teach Morsey how to get a handle on her classes. It doesn’t mean there’s anything between them. Suki’s always spreading rumors and they’re hardly ever true.
You stop outside Terra’s office door and lift your hand to knock. Before you can, you hear giggling inside, a soft, feminine sound.
“Oh you’re so naughty!”
That’s Morsey’s voice. You just spent an hour listening to it before lunch. Your hand freezes in the air as you’re suddenly faced with a flood of feelings and several options for action.