((Okay, waited more than long enough...))
Ben glared at Crawford, waiting for a response. Did this kid have the balls to stand up to him? There was all that anti-bullying stuff always being thrown around, and every other dumbass thought that they could practice that stuff on him. Like they thought it could work. Except Ben wasn't a little insecure child who bullied kids to make himself feel better. Ben knew
he was better than those dumbasses. It wasn't his fault that other people didn't and he'd need to remind them of that fact.
Seconds ticked by, and Crawford still hadn't said anything yet. What a pansy. When it came down to the wire, Crawford just didn't have it in him. There was a reason Ben didn't bother talking to kids like Crawford. It just ended up being a giant waste of time.
"Whatever. Let's just get this straight: I don't need or want your help. So you can just shut up and do your own work or read your fancy textbook. If you say another word to me, I'll make you regret wasting my time.
Ben clicked the top of his pencil for some more lead and then started working on the calculus problems. He could do it alone. It wasn't rocket science after all. Not that Ben didn't believe he couldn't do rocket science either, if he tried.
((Benjamin Ward continued in Wiping All Out