Most people would find intimidating the idea of suddenly moving away and start a new life at a new High School. But Temperance took it as just an opportunity to enjoy new things, make new friends, and go new places. And it was so nice that she met Gabriel and Erin. They are very friendly, and allegedly "The Work Juice Café" is everyone's favorite meetup place for all kind activities, including this tutoring program that pair up students across the different high schools, which is a neat idea. Especially, Even if Temperance haven't done any official tutoring before. But Erin thinks her grades are good, and the tutoring program's organizer is rather friendly.
"Huh, I am neutral about meeting him? I mean, I got around to properly talk to Aaron and Francine, before the stressing." She is serious, but then she perks up. "Hey, they wanted to introduce me to you because of the tutoring program? I could replace her while she gets better? I mean, we did have a lot of in common, on top of some genes. Or maybe we had a lot of in common, because of our genes."
"You just said that to the most different set of identical triplets in the world, but that sounds like an idea."
"She has the grades for it," Gabriel offers.
"Yeah, we came by to introduce you guys and to vouch for her."
"You'd be cool with working in weird places? It wouldn't be here - I work here - I like to set up somewhere different every time."
"Oh, I would absolutely cool with different and weird. Totally, my teaching style. Well, I haven't tutored like this, but fits me better than kid's jail."
"That sounds great," Felix says giving him trademarked smile.
Gabriel buries his face back into the textbook he was looking through.
"Sounds like we're a good fit, then! I've got all the work I missed this week, if you wanna go somewhere and start poking at it? Just, let me get out of my work clothes."
"We could introduce you to our tutees while you wait, if you like, Temps?"
"I would like that," She tells Erin. "And no need to hurry. I will purchase something for us to eat on the way? What do you like?" She asks J.
"I will pay, you're a lifesaver."
"Oo- could you get me a chocolate chip muffin? And the salted caramel tea, it's my favourite right now." He bounces over to hug Felix, and also Temperance if she's willing, "Thank youu! I actually do want to get out of this stuff, though, gimme a sec." He heads for the back to do that.
"Drinks and snacks first," Erin agrees. She taps Gabriel on the shoulder and heads for the counter, ordering one of the carrot muffins with the big, poofy tops, and two medium coffees.
Gabriel looks up at the tap and follows to make his own order.
Felix hugs back, of course.
Temperance also accepts the hug, and giggles at it. She then goes over to order, and takes a moment too long picking up a second kind pastry. Just because, then she goes over to be introduced to Erin and Gabriel's tutees.
She leads her over to the table in the corner while Gabriel waits for his own order.
"Hey, you two. Temperance, this is Henry and Gabe," she sets one of the coffees in front of Henry and settles into the chair beside him, setting to work dissecting her muffin with the dull butter knife that came with it and its butter. "Henry and Gabe, Temperance," she adds, "She just moved here at the start of term."
Henry lifts up from helping with Gabe's school work and smiles at Erin fondly, but frowns at coffee. "Thank you-".
"And he needs all the caffeine, so double thanks." Gabe interjects, while lifting the cup to Henry's lips with a remark easy. "Nice to meet you, Temperance."
Henry is vaguely annoyed that he can't say "I will pay you back" but doesn't waste a single drop of coffee.
"You can call me Temps. As Erin said, just moved here with my dad. Still figuring out the hot spots."
She shoves her plate away with the muffin bottom still on it and takes a bite of the fluffy top. "Mm..." she swallows it down and turns to look up at Temps, "That was pretty quick work! Like Gabriel said, there's more tutees than tutors in the program, but I still didn't expect you to pick one up right away." She frowns, "I hope Francine is recovering alright."
"Oh, I am of the philosophy that there is no point in passing up chances."
Henry does not give a wistful look at the bottom part of the muffin, like he wishes to confess anything to it. Neutral face, while neutrally taking a bite.