"Hey, FF."

"Hi, Sollux!" She beamed at him, sitting up straighter. "What's up?"

"Not much," he admitted with a small shrug. "Mind if I thit with you?"

"Go ahead," she agreed with a smile, moving her books out of the seat next to her. He slid into the chair, looking around at the other students self consciously. No one was paying them any attention; everyone was busy studying, or, at least, pretending to.

"What are you doing?"

"AP Bio," she replied, her lips quirking. "This class is so hard. I'm starting to wonder if I'll be up to med school if I can't even pull an A in high school!"

"You can do it, FF." He smiled reassuringly. "You're thmart enough to get thith." Her smile brightened again.

"Thanks, Sollux." she looked down at the book for a moment, then pushed her papers inside and closed it. "So was there something you wanted?"

"Nah," he hesitated. "Actually, yeah. I wath wondering…" he chewed anxiously on his lip. "If you wanted to go, I don't know, get thee a movie or thomething?" Feferi's smile widened and her cheeks flushed pink.

"Uh, I…yeah, absolutely! I'd love to!" Her voice rose in pitch, resulting in a nasty look from the librarian.

"Great!" Sollux perked up, grinning. "Tho, um, when are you free?"

"Well, Friday would work for me." She was squirming in her seat a little, excited.

"Right. Friday. That'th great." He grabbed his backpack and slung it over his shoulder as he stood, still beaming. "I'll thee you later, ok, FF? I've got thome thuff to do." he paused. "I'll troll you tonight and we can talk about what to thee, if that's alright."

"Sure, Sollux!" Her hand was inching towards her phone. "Talk to you later!" Sollux turned and walked out of the library with a slight spring in his step, his lips pulled up into a cheerful smile.


Ok well, it's officially been almost three weeks since I've uploaded this chapter and, you know, I don't think my inspiration is coming back.

And this is why: post/35845221070

They did in a few panels what would take me much, much longer and I'm afraid I just lost heart.

Oh well. Sorry, guys, but...I'm gonna have to declare this one closed and unfinished.