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13 December 2006 @ 09:52 am
Art Class with Old Friends  
Who: Cat, Evan, and Izzy
When: Tuesday, after lunch
Where: Art Class
What: Cat and Evan are in yet another class together...
Rating: PG (probably for language)


Evan walked into the art class with his bookbag slung over his shoulder. He was early for a change. He liked art and he'd had the same teacher last year for intro to art. There weren't many other people in the classroom yet. He figured that was because most of them were still in the cafeteria. He'd spent the lunch period out behind the gym with his friends and goofing off.

He took a seat and pulled out his sketch pad, intent on finishing the sketch he'd started in algebra. Somewhere in the distance, he heard the bell ring and students scrambling into the room. He felt more than saw the person sitting next to him. He didn't bother to look up until the person blocked his light. He found himself looking at his old friend Cat McPherson. Was she in this class? How had he not noticed that yesterday? Then he remembered why. Still he hadn't seen her since the period right before lunch, and she'd been distracted in biology.

"Hey, so we meet again," he said casually offering her a smile.
 
 
 
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
She chuckles, "Ah, I see. Whereas I kinda leapt on this elective the moment I saw it." If she noticed the pause in mid-sentence, she doesn't show it. "Art is one of my favourite methods of surviving family vacations. And well, who knows? Maybe you'll surprise yourself."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
"I hope so." She was kind of liking this girl. She seemed...easy to talk to.
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
She seems to be relaxing a little into the conversation, now, as it hasn't turned disastrous yet and she seems to have lucked out in talking to someone nice. "Well, if uh... if you need a hand, let me know? I might be able to give pointers, or something."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
"That would be great. I have a feeling I'm gonna need all the help I can get."
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
"Well, in art, at least, I'm more than happy to give it."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
"Great. You wouldn't mind starting with telling me what our first assignment is, would you?"
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
"Not at all. In the medium of our choice, we're supposed to draw, paint, whatever, something or someone that is important to us. She said she just wants to get an idea of our styles, that kind of thing."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
"Sounds both very simple and extremely hard all at the same time." Cat frowned. Something that was important to her...how the hell was she supposed to decide that. "Please tell me it's due like a year from now?"
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
She sighs a bit, giving the impression she is also a bit miffed at this choice of assignment. "I wish I could, but it's due at the beginning of next week." A somewhat wry smile, "And it does seem to be one of those deceptively simple, but fiendishly difficult things."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Well it was good to know Cat wasn't the only one put out by the assignment. "Do you know what you're going to do yet?"
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
She shakes her head, fiddling with the pencil she borrowed. "No, I really don't."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
"Oh good. Me neither." Cat felt much less like a slacker now.
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
A small smile, at that. "Well, it's nice not to be alone. If worse comes to worse, I suppose I can always do a drawing of my parents, or something."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
"Yeah...parents are kind of handy like that."
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
"They are. It just seems like a lame response to the assignment."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
"It does. But at the same time you know it's what like eighty percent of teachers are looking for."
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
A quiet chuckle, "Yeah, but it's so much more fun to aim for the other twenty percent. Things tend to be more original, that way."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
"True. Quite true."
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
"And if the art teacher doesn't want original stuff... well, there's got to be a problem, there."
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
"Also very true. You make sense. A rare thing at this school."
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
The shy smile returns, "Thanks." A slight pause, then, "Making sense is rare here?"
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
"Oh and how." Cat grinned. "This school is like the twilight zone of logic."
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
She returns the grin with a smile, all the while wondering how she managed to miss that last year, if Cat is right. "Could you maybe elaborate?"
cat_mcphersoncat_mcpherson on December 14th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
"Sure." Cat was always up for explaining her logic. "To start with you have Brooke McQueen and her army of skanks. Now normally I'm a 'don't judge a book by its cover' kind of girl but Brooke barrelled into me yesterday and then verbally attacked me. That is not a girl who should have everyone's respect. And Nicole. Well...Nicole is pure evil. Then you have the jocks. Dumbest people in the world. Complete bricks. But again...highly respected. Go figure..."

She turned in her seat, so that she was completely facing Izzy, now speaking much faster and much more animatedly than she had been before. "Then you have your normals, your unpopulars, your druggies, and your freaks. The normals are just that. Normal. Nice every day people. But totally lost in the shuffle. They're not popular so the unpopular kids don't hate them and they're not noticeably unpopular so the popular kids don't pick on them. They're like invisible. And yet they're the only people that make sense. Your unpopular kids -- aka the browns are smart, sassy, fun loving...but social pariahs. The druggies...well...they're an acquired taste. And the freaks are just freaks. And all this without factoring in the faculty."
izzy_jamesonizzy_jameson on December 14th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
She blinks, taking in all that. "Wow... okay. So far I seem to have escaped anyone's notice, so I guess that would make me... a normal? Huh."

Another moment's consideration and a smile, "Sounds like you've put a lot of thought into this. Not that I blame you, it all sounds very interesting. A lot going on beneath the surface, here."
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