Just Add Seasoning: Summer I

Prologue

By Asmi-chan

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'Come on, you can do it... Just a little more now...' The brunette at the back of the English class thought to himself, for once paying attention, albeit to the clock instead of a teacher. It was less than a minute till the bell would ring, letting all the high school students out for the summer. However, it is said that a watched pot never boils, and when at least three-fourths of that particular class had their eyes on the clock, it went agonizingly slow.

Finally, it got down to 30 seconds.

Then 25...

20...

15...

10...

9...

8...

7...

6...

5...

4...

3...

2...

1...

And nothing happened. The hour hand was stuck on 11, the minute hand on 59, and the second hand on 59.

Then, just as soon as several students had come to the conclusion that time had really stopped, an announcement blared over the P.A. system.

"Please disregard the clocks; we are having technical difficulties at this time. All students are dismissed for the summer."

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At a nearby pool, 30 minutes later...

"So, it all turned out to be the annual Senior Prank?"

"Yep. Since all the clocks are hooked up to the same time as the office clock and the bells are on a timed schedule, all they had to do was sneak into the school and rig the office clock. Geo told me about it yesterday." Two teenage lifeguards chatted casually before they had to take their posts for their first day at work. From there, it was possible to hear the bells from the Junior High School.

Their summer vacation had just begun as well.

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A/N: Random lil' prologue, huh? Completely pointless, and yet I love it all the same. It's probably not healthy to have a personal attachment to chapters of a fanfic, but then again, it's probably not healthy to have a personal attachment to fictional characters, is it? R&R.