“Professor Mendes wants us to prep for the test next week,” Kim says, but no one is listening. He can’t blame them; it’s nearly the end of the semester, and he doesn’t want to be stuck in the stuffy third-floor classroom either. Most of the students take this course as an elective, which means the stakes are higher for him than anyone else, and no one is incentivized to make his life easier.
He exhales. His phone buzzes in his pocket, and his heart jumps.
Only one person actually texts him—the only person in his life too stubborn to use any kind of social media.