Jerry read the words on the screen... and his expression faulted.
Oh. Jesus fuck. Mute, like, on a TV screen mute.
Now it all made sense. That was the good news. The bad was now he felt even more foolish than when class was in session. Shit, he couldn't even look Kim in the eyes, given how horribly he assumed he must have offended her. She probably would have shouted at him angrily. Y'know, if she could. Which she couldn't. Because she was mute. Like she just fucking said.
"Uh, uh right! Sorry, slipped my mind a sec!" Jerry lied. "You know, just kidding and whatever. We should talk co- ... we should discuss comics sometime. Yeah. That'd be cool."
Don't look at her. Put your stuff in the bag. Don't check a mirror to see how red your face is.
He hightailed it out of the room like a deer in the fall. He left so quickly that he even forgot Suicide Squad, having fallen underneath his seat.
((Jerry Fury, continued onward and upward in Laws of Motion
! Hoo ha!))