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Oct 20, 2019 3:47 PM
Theo, Faith, Em and Reuben in Buffyverse
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Em shrugs. "Martial arts, parkour, siege weaponry..."

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"Yeah, this week," Reuben snorts. "Uh, I play guitar a little, stuff at my church ... I read a lot ... you know."

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"Oh, right," says Theo. "Cool."

Nom.

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Nomming all round.

Lunch wraps up. Em heads back towards the library; Reuben towards class.

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Theo also heads to class! He now has… geography!

… Is it super obvious where the geography classrooms are or does he need to ask someone for help again?

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Reuben is again heading to the same class. Small schools. He'll be happy to show Theo the way.

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Oh cool.

When they get to the classroom… Theo looks around for someone friendly to sit next to, not necessarily excluding Reuben, who he hopefully won't be glared at by.

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There is a free seat next to Reuben!

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Theo will sit there, then!

… Are they learning about rivers? They spent ages doing rivers at his old school.

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Well, apparently first they are doing a thing where Reuben stares daggers at a couple of guys in the row behind them.

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… Oh?

Why?

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That is not very clear!

"Be nice," Reuben mutters at them at last, and then turns around to ostentatiously title and date the page of his notebook.

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Well, Theo will just… hope that doesn't affect anything?

He'll pay attention to the teacher when the lesson starts.

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Today they are learning: Cartography Skills, or Why Sunnydale Never Seems To Show Up On Maps (We Swear There's A Good Reason For This, Guys).

There's a lot of math. The teacher peels a couple of oranges demonstratively.

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Ooh! Map projections, this is possibly fun, he might actually enjoy this.

PS, the Sunnydale map thing: super weird.

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No, don't be ridiculous, it's not weird at all. It's a perfectly reasonable consequence of, um, stuff.

Projections are pretty fun! They have to learn the "three types of projections" and what situations they're appropriate for and a bunch of buzzwords, but they also get to try drawing their own projections, and the teacher touches on Girard's Theorem briefly (to general incomprehension).

Homework is apparently to apply the stuff they learned to construct a couple of different maps, including one of an imaginary planet displayed on the class website and one of Sunnydale itself. There's a list of information they should include and symbols they should use.

And class comes to an end.

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Ooh, snazzy. Math, too.

Next up… gym! Fortunately he brought his gym stuff, and he's pretty sure he knows where the gym is, so he'll just pack his stuff up and make his way over there.

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Reuben is already in the boys' locker room changing into gym clothes. Theo's locker is over here.

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Cool.

He gets changed and then… what are they doing today? Basketball, maybe, or volleyball or soccer or…?

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Jogging laps to start with, apparently, and then -- he can find out easily because everyone's complaining about it -- sprints and jump-ropes. Joy.

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Em is already jogging laps -- running backwards, for whatever reason, but no one seems inclined to make a problem of it since she's keeping up and not running into anyone. In gym clothes she's got more bruises visible, and scraped knees and a cut over her shoulder with stitches in it, and generally looks impressively roughed up.

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You know, Theo actually doesn't mind doing these exercises that much. He enjoys running. And he's got pretty good timing and… self-coordination, or whatever it is for jump-rope – balance? He doesn't comment on Em's physical injuries.

He does the exercises rather well, looking quite smooth and fluid as he does so.

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Then he will not have to do many push-ups! Neither does Reubel, who comes in neatly just above the middle of the pack at everything where there's a point of comparison.

Em does a lot of push-ups, but they're all for disobeying instructions or talking back or talking to other people instead of listening, not the penalty push-ups the last couple of people in each exercise get assigned.

Eventually even gym class comes to an end, and people head back to the locker rooms to get changed.

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They do!

After he's done changing, Theo leaves the locker room and… hangs around a little. Do people disappear immediately, do they hang around for a couple of minutes, he doesn't know, this is a new school and he kinda just wants to fit in with what other people do.

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Some people hang around. (Reuben does not. Reuben heads off to find his sister.)

A couple of the more athletic guys have been talking to each other. One of them breaks it off to glance at Theo. "Not a bad showing," he comments.

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