Takeshi and Cody both seemed to agree that fourth period tomorrow would be the best time to hold the planning session. Owen tried to remember his schedule tomorrow. He was fairly certain he didnt have a lesson planned then, but he just couldnt quite remember, and he didnt want to say hed turn up then find out that was impossible. After a few more seconds of thinking desperately, Owen folded, and rummaged through his bag to find his schedule. Thankfully, he was in luck; fourth period was completely free.
Yup, fourths cool with me, too. Owen said, smiling. Takeshi then asked what everyone was doing after school. Today, for Owen, was comparatively easy to other days; nothing until the evening, when he had football practice outside of school.
Eh, the usual. He said, slinging his bag onto his shoulders. Homework, study, all that. By which I mean dossing around in Minecraft instead. You know how it goes. Then footb-soccer
Owen didnt want to feel slightly self-conscious by being the first one to leave, so he hung around a bit longer, waiting for the rest to go as well. He listened to what Cody and Takeshi had to say about prom with interest, mulling it over, but staying quiet. Owen really didnt want to talk about prom much. Codys talk about how it was a-ok to go stag was reassuring, but all the shame, Owen knew hed regret it if he didnt even try ask someone. Seize the moment, that was something hed learnt ages ago. Seize the moment or itd pass by, never to be seen again.
Lost in his own thoughts, Owen barely noticed that Takeshi had left. He was only brought back to earth when he heard the door close shut behind Takeshi. Owen blinked one, then twice for good measure, before picking up his clarinet.
I should probably be going too. Owen said. I have to make the incredibly difficult decision between studying the Cold War or mining for diamonds. See you guys tomorrow!
With that, Owen made his way out of the band room, soon drifting back off into his own thoughts.
((Owen Kay, continued in I Hate Free Study