I Could Show You Incredible Things

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    Ophelia Summers && Nate Parker
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    Letha Collins && Lang Pax

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    March 2nd, 2017 at 10:43pm
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    Nate loved his job as a professor. It wasn't just interesting, it had its own rewards. Seeing his students finally understand a concept or knowing that they sometimes came to him after class for help or with questions about the work really made him feel like he was making a difference. His class was about to start, so he was heading there now, though he was hoping for an easy day. He only had two classes to teach today and he'd already dealt with the first one. After this one, he could head home and relax. Really, though, he wasn't sure if he could relax. He'd noticed, over the past few months of teaching this class, that one of his students was a little... distracted or reserved. He was almost certain he'd seen a bruise on her once or twice but, any time he had tried to ask, she had seemed to be in a rush to leave. It wasn't really any of his business and he knew that, but he tried to look out for his students when he could. Entering his class, he looked around and offered a smile to those who were there.
    Letha didn't generally get along with many of her professors. She was always late to class - or, at least, to the classes she attended. She didn't participate much in class discussions unless she had something smart-assy to say. She acted like she didn't pay attention or take notes or do her homework, but she always had her work in on time and was ready to answer a question, even in her smart-ass manner. For the most part, she didn't even attend most of her classes anymore. The only class she did attend at this point was Dr. Pax's, and that was because he was more than a little cute. Of course, that didn't mean that she was any easier to deal with in his classes than she was in any other, but he seemed to be a bit more understanding compared to her other professors. Walking into Dr. Pax's class, late as always, she arched a brow as she made her way to her seat. "I didn't miss anything important, did I, Dr. Pax?" she asked as she sat down, arching a brow with amusement.
    March 3rd, 2017 at 11:56am
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    Ophelia rubbed her temple and let out a sigh as she sat in her seat waiting for class to start. Honestly, being in here was the safest she felt usually. Because she knew that while she was in class, or at least in this class with professor Parker Noah couldn't reach her. Noah, after all, didn't have this class at all, he'd also never had professor Parker so there was no way he'd be able to use his charm and get what he wanted. So every time she had this specific class Ophelia knew she could relax for just a little while and just not worry about what might happen. And she knew that she should tell someone aside from Letha what was going on, but aside from being afraid, no one had listened the first time around so she didn't know why they'd listen now.
    Lang found it hard not to find joy in his job, which was why he didn't really see being a teacher as a job. Or at least it wasn't one that drug the life out of him like some of the places he'd worked before here. And he had to admit that there were some students here who definitely liked to keep him on his toes. Which he didn't mind either because it made things interesting. One of them happened to be the girl he'd just heard say something, Letha. And go figure she was walking in late. He supposed some things wouldn't change. At least actually showed up to his class, though. "No more than usual. We just going over a couple of things from the reading homework and I was just about to get the to fun part so really it's like you're right on time," He told her sending her a smile as always then addressing the entire class. "So what one invention would you uninvent if you could, and why? Anyone can answer,"
    March 5th, 2017 at 04:32am
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    (I'm going to have Noah in Letha's class so Letha can give him death glares on behalf of her best friend~.)

    Nate's eyes settled on Ophelia and he watched her for a moment. In his opinion, she looked fairly stressed and he made a mental note to ask her to stay behind after class later so that he could talk to her and figure out what was bothering her so much lately. "It's nice to see that you guys continue to come to the class sessions," he joked lightly as he moved to the classroom computer and logged in, pulling up a powerpoint. His class, after all, wasn't mandatory to attend. Although students lost points if they didn't attend, it didn't affect their grade much as long as they did their homework. He rarely had students skip class, though, and they often did great on exams and discussions, so it made him feel as though he was doing something right in the end. "Before we get started with today's powerpoint, please pass your homework around to Ophelia. Ophelia, you can hand the stack in once class is over." At least it would be easier to request that than to specifically request for her to stay after class; the rest of the students would ask less questions that way.
    Letha couldn't help but to grin slightly at the professor's response and she ducked her head slightly when she spotted his smile. It wasn't fair that a professor could be that attractive. Shrugging, she figured that maybe it would be best to pretend she didn't do the reading homework. The other students would easily think she hadn't, because everybody believed it. But, the professors knew she did the work; she just didn't like when some of the professors were overly rude. At least Dr. Pax wasn't like that. "E-Readers," she answered after a moment before she lifted her gaze to look at the professor. "I like the weight of a book and the way the paper feels and the way it crinkles once you've read a book so many times that you have it memorized." She heard a snort from nearby and she recognized the snort as Noah easily; after what he did to Ophelia, she wasn't fond of him. "Well, Noah, since you're butting in, what answer could you possibly come up with that could be better?" she asked, arching a brow, though Noah looked back at her and she glared at him. "Make-up," Noah answered easily. "Women spend too much time and money on it."
    March 16th, 2017 at 02:57am
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    [ sounds good! And sorry for my delayed responses. This week's just been busy with work plus I'm leaving to go on a weeklong mission trip in a week so I've been doing a lot of last minute shopping for things I need and there's just a lot going on. ]

    Ophelia nodded her head acknowledging what her professor had told her. So as everyone's homework was passed forward to her she began to stack it neatly in a pile on the corner of the table so it wasn't in her way while class went on. There really was just something about being in this classroom that made her feel safe and like she could finally take a breath. Though she knew as soon as it was over and she'd handed Professor Parker all the homework she'd have to leave the safe confines of the room where anything could happen. She honestly wished that life could be just a little bit easier right now that it currently was because she quite honestly was sick of feeling terrified all the damn time. And she knew telling the police wouldn't do anything because they hadn't done anything after the three other times she'd called them. So really what was supposed to do?
    Lang looked around the class watching his students as they pondered his question of the day. He drew his attention to Letha, which was a little unexpected given she didn't often talk up in class, and he knew that other teachers had issues with her. Of course, he'd never had any issues with her and actually somewhat enjoyed when she spoke up. Letha was a brilliant girl after all, and he usually liked the answers she gave him because they weren't smart ass answers, they weren't lazy answers, they were actual answers that held meaning. Then there were people in class like Noah who everyone else seemed to adore. Probably because he was active in sports, and he spoke up in class more often, though Lang didn't quite like him much. "That's a good answer Letha. I think I'd have to agree I prefer an actual book to E-readers myself as well," he told her before glancing up at Noah and holding himself together given he was a professor. "So I would agree that women can spend a lot of money on makeup I don't think I'd want it to be uninvented, however. Because I mean really think about your answer you want to uninvent makeup something that not just women use but they use it to make your favorite movies and tv shows I'm sure your favorite musicians use it. I don't think those things would be the same without makeup," he replied totally over the answer makeup. Honestly, if he heard one more frat guy give him that answer with the same stupid reasoning he was going to lose his mind.
    March 19th, 2017 at 03:52am
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    (No worries! I'm sorry for the busy work you've had! And good luck on your trip, have fun if you can!)

    Nate went ahead to start the lesson, mostly hoping to get through it so that he could speak to Ophelia after class ended. He was often worried about his students, but something seemed to be especially troubling her lately and he wanted to at least offer a listening ear, if nothing else. Sometimes, all students needed was to talk about their problems to get rid of their worries and to get the weight off their shoulders. If it was something more important, though, he might need to report it to the school in hopes of helping her in some way.
    Letha offered a small smirk when she heard Lang shoot down Noah's answer and she glanced over at him. "What does that make this, Noah? 5-1 in favor of me?" she asked, referring to how many times they'd had better answers. When she saw the glare Noah shot her, her smirk only broadened into a grin and she settled back into her seat. Noah rolled his eyes, though a part of him was sure that Dr. Pax was just partial to Letha. When it came to their answers, Noah often spoke up against Letha's opinions and his opinions usually got shot down by the professor. He had more important things to think about, though, considering Ophelia. Letha smiled at Noah's silence and looked to Dr. Pax while she waited for him to continue the lesson or get more answers to his question.
    March 19th, 2017 at 04:04am
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    [ thanks! ]

    Ophelia did her very best to pay attention in class, she'd opened her notebook and worked on taking as many notes as she could as well. Honestly, it was hard for her to stay focused in class with everything going on in life right now, but she knew she couldn't skip class because then she'd be docked points and might fail and that was the last thing she wanted right now. Plus even though it was hard being in the class did make her feel a little more normal than she had in a while. Ophelia just hoped that the whole mess with Noah would be over soon because she really wasn't sure how much more she could take.
    Lang looked around the classroom again waiting to see if anyone was going to answer the question, and when no one did he decided to move on. "So I'm sure you all think that was just some random question that has nothing to do with class but it does actually, and so does my next one. If you were to write the story of your life until now, what would you title it and why?” He asked then went back to waiting for answers. Yes, the questions were random a different than what everyone was used to be asked by him, but this was good for them. He was trying to teach them to think outside the boxes they're used to being in. And for all they knew these could actually end up being essay questions on tests they took later for an actual grade.
    March 22nd, 2017 at 04:51pm
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    (You're welcome!)

    Nate continued the lesson and it lasted for a good forty-five minutes before he eventually dismissed the class early. There was still fifteen minutes left, but he didn't really want to waste the students' time when the lesson was over and he wanted to figure out what was going on with Ophelia. "Don't forget tonight's homework," he announced firmly as he watched most of the class leave and he waited for Ophelia to bring the stack up to the front. He figured that, if she was closer, it'd be easier to talk to her without the students who were leaving overhearing the conversation.
    Letha arched a brow at that question, because it was definitely an odd one. She was silent while she thought of an answer, though it wasn't long before Noah spoke up, saying, "I'd title mine The Life of Mr. Awesome because, well, I'm awesome." Letha snorted at that. "That's a generic title. I'd walk right past it in a book store," she drawled out before she leaned forward. "I'd probably title mine something mysterious like Life Through Her Eyes. It doesn't give anything away and it catches people's attention, which makes sense for me. It'd at least get them to pick it up and read the summary."
    March 23rd, 2017 at 04:25am
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    Ophelia sat at her desk taking her sweet time collecting her things in her bag, and making sure the papers she needed to turn in were in a nice stack, she even let everyone else leave before she finally got up from her seat to hand everyone's homework in. Because even though the class was over she didn't want to leave the safe confines of the classroom. Though by the time she also knew that unless Letha's class was also ending early that she did have at least fifteen minutes to get across campus and back to her apartment before Noah would be out of class, which did not make her feel safe at all. "Here are the papers you wanted me to collect," she told him laying them on his desk and doing her best to send him a smile and make it seem like everything was okay.
    Lang held back rolling his eyes and the sigh that he greatly wanted to let out. He really didn't understand guys like Noah whatsoever. He also didn't want to put his job in jeopardy simply because he didn't like some frat guy. Though, Lang desperately wanted to say some semi-harsh things to Noah. He finally took a seat on his desk and looked towards his class with a smile. "So it's come to my attention class that Noah is awesome. Because I mean that's what his book is called. I just have a couple of questions about your awesome life Noah." He said looking towards him. "What exactly have you done with your life that so awesome? I mean have you cured cancer? Have you given back to your community? Have you traveled to another country to spread love to others? I'd really like know. That's your homework assignment for the week." He finally said looking around to the whole class. "I want you all to write a book. Nothing crazy with like fifty chapters or anything. But I want a rough draft of a book on each of your lives. And I want you to think about what you're life would be titled up to this point in your life and name the book that. Class dismissed,"
    May 20th, 2017 at 12:34am
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    (Sorry for my long absence! I've been helping a family friend pack up her home and move and she's such a hoarder and had a huge house, so it took way too long. x.x)

    Nate offered a smile when Ophelia brought the papers and he accepted them with a nod and a "Thank you," though his eyes scanned over her features for a moment. He hesitated at first, but he eventually sighed and shook his head. "Ophelia... Is everything okay with you?" he asked after a bit before he settled his gaze fully on her, taking in her features and looking for any signs that might give away how she was feeling. He was genuinely worried about her, after all, and he wasn't sure what could be wrong but he wanted to help her if there was something bothering her or if he could help in any way.
    Letha made a face at the announcement of the homework. Normally, she wouldn't have any problems with it, but this...? She couldn't think of anything worth writing about herself, much less a title for her life. With a sigh, she shifted to start packing up, though her eyes trailed to Noah as he began to pack up and left. Part of her wanted to make sure that he didn't go looking for Ophelia, but she didn't want to make it too obvious, nor could she really do much about it. Hopefully, Ophelia would just have already left campus by now or something. When she finished packing up, she stood up to leave herself.
    May 28th, 2017 at 03:17am