A sigh of relief escaped the teenager’s lips. There was always a bit of anxiety when it came to missing school and turning in assignments, especially this close to the end of the year. Some professors were understanding, and others not so much. It really just depended on their personality and not so much his reason. Thankfully, Ymir seemed to be on the forgiving and understanding end of the spectrum. Good. It was one less thing he had to stress out about. She could have easily busted his chops over it even though she was new. ”Thank you,”
the smile was stress stretched across his lips. ”I appreciate it.”
More than she knew..or so he thought.
The mention of a good excuse caught him off guard but only slightly. To his knowledge, he hadn’t given an excuse yet. Had he? Tobias scratched the side of his head as he tried to recall. Most of the professors were use to his monthly absences and knew why. They’d all either pinned him down to ask what was going on at some point or another. The classes were small enough that it was hard to blend in as an older student. He’d had some of the professors since his first year and as a result they knew him quite well. That and he wasn’t exactly the personality to keep quiet and blend in anyways. Ymir was still new though and he’d been particularly anxious about the inevitable conversation that was bound to happen.
Apparently it was going to happen now.
Tobias froze at her words, which were carefully chosen to pick at the secret. Slowly he returned his gaze towards her with a look of pure guilt on his face. The smile had dropped as his lips pursed together. ”Uhm,” he stammered, filling the silence as he tried to figure out what to say. No matter how many times this happened it was still awkward. Normally he might try to wiggle out of it if it were a student or someone else. This was different though. There was no point in hiding it because she would know the signs better than anyone else even if she was making it sound like a guess right now.
Eventually he turned his head down and stared at his feet. ”No. You haven’t,” he admitted. Tobias kicked at a rock, trying to expend the nervous energy that was building up. ”Guess it’s not hard for you to put two and two together, huh?” It was easy enough when you were familiar with the signs. A person could figure it out just after two months if they really payed attention. Taking a deep breath, the teenager picked his head back up and looked out at the sea. If he focused enough, he’d be able to calm himself down. As of right now it felt like his heart was attempting to skip right out of his chest just as it had when Kyler had confronted him.
”I try not to let it interrupt too much with school but..you know.” It was out of his hands entirely. There was no choice. He just had to deal with it and try to pick himself back up into a functional human being the next day. Some months were certainly easier than others, though.
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