Teach Your Children Well or The Boom Boom Epilogue
Wow, I can't believe it's taken me a year and a half to finish this! *hangs head in shame* Thank you so much to everyone who's stuck with me. I solemnly swear that when/if I come back to this universe I will NOT let it take so long! Your reviews have absolutely kept this one going, so thank you thank you thank you! (And if you haven't read the rest of this story in a long time, I'm hoping you will still remember enough to be even half as amused by the epilogue as I am. lol)
Enjoy and Thank you! (I remembered to thank you all, right?)
: ) GracieAN#2: Yes, I promise this is the right chapter to finish this story. It's a throwback to characters from Chapter 5 and I thought it might be amusing to see what ramification Jack's actions from that chapter might have. I hope this helps make it make more sense! Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
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Climbing out of his car he took a moment to stretch his back and blearily appreciate the brisk fall morning. He’d made the awful discovery that morning that he was out of coffee, the after holiday traffic had been obnoxiously heavy and after the wonderful weekend he’d had he was in no hurry to get in to his piles of paperwork. Standing upright again he ran his hand through his short graying hair and turned to the items in the back seat he needed to take inside.
He sighed. This kid was going to bother him before he got in and got his coffee? Really?
“Mr. Cooper sir?”
“Whadda you want, kid?”
“Um, well, sir …” The boy in front of him audibly gulped. “I know I’m not supposed to, but I just wanted to thank you for the other night and let you know that I will definitely be in later to talk to you and find out how to catch up.”
“You’re in my class?”
“Uh, yes sir.” The kid looked a little confused. “Ronnie Shyver.”
“Ronald Shyver. 3rd period, hasn’t been to a class yet this year, Ronald Shyver?”
Steve Cooper rubbed a hand over his eyes and looked again at the boy in front of him. Either he really needed his coffee or he was completely missing something.
Ronnie looked around the parking lot to make sure there wasn’t anyone else close, and when he was sure of their privacy leaned in closer. “I know you said to keep it on the down low, but dude, you are so my new hero! ‘Chemistry’s a wonderful thing!’” He laughed and bobbed his head.
“Yes, yes it is.” Yeah, even coffee wouldn’t help, he was definitely missing something here. “Um, don’t mention it.”
“Right, right, it’s cool yo!”
“Ronald.” He had been teaching teenagers long enough to be able to get his point across with just the tone of voice and a raised eyebrow.
Ronnie sighed and hitched up his pants, scuffing one sneaker into the blacktop. “Yes sir. Sorry sir.”
“I’ll see you 3rd period?”
“Yes sir!” Ronnie started to jog backward towards the school. “You are so the coolest teacher ever
Steve stood there and watched as Ronnie made his way to the school and entered through the front door. A small smile began to spread on his face. Hopefully coffee would make everything make sense, but until then, he was the coolest teacher ever
and that wasn’t a bad way to start the week.
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