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Chapter 21: Decisions Made

"If I stay, you do realize it won't be easy. For you or me," John noted.

"I'm willing. You?"

John thought for a moment, then said, "I'll give it a shot."

Bobby jumped from his seat and threw his arms around his friend's neck. John reluctantly returned the hug, then Bobby pulled back, his hand's on John's shoulders.

"I'll tell the professor," Bobby replied, running out the door.

"I just hope we know what we're getting ourselves into," John sighed, lying down.

Bobby came back in a little while with the professor.

"Bobby tells me you've agreed to join us again," the professor said when he came back into the lab.

"Yeah," John nodded.

"You both know it won't be easy, but I believe it will be worth the time. There will be a few new rules," the professor said.

John became uneasy at the sound of the last part. He looked from the professor to Bobby, his eyes saying a lot.

"They're really no big deal," Bobby added.

"What are they?"

"For a while, you won't be allowed out of the school alone. You'll be required to attend all classes and do all work," the professor stated.

"There was something about staying out of trouble too," Bobby added.

John's face fell. The "rules" the professor said weren't so bad, but that last one made him nervous.

"But boys will be boys. I know you'll be on your best behavior," the professor said.

John looked up, his eyes meeting the professor's. Then he replied, "Yes, sir."

"Then Bobby will take you upstairs and you can get reacquainted to your room. I'll stop by later with your class schedule."

"Alright," John replied. "And professor, thank you."

"You're quite welcome, John," the professor said, leaving John and Bobby alone in the lab.

"Let's go on up. You'll be happy to know I didn't take your side of the room or anything," Bobby said.

"In your place, I would've taken yours," John replied, following Bobby out.