______ was sitting down in the library during study hall at school. The air smelled off old books and was full of dust, making it thick and a little hard to breathe, but ______ liked that about the old, medieval-looking library. Various other students sat around the library, going about their business. As she observed, she realized most of the people around her were kind of loud and distracting.
For instance, the large man with the scarf wouldn't stop making some weird noise that sounded a bit like the word 'kill' but with an 'o' sound instead, and he was scaring some of the people at his table. A boy with flowing gold hair was sexually harassing a boy with big eyebrows who had a patch of green in his punk-styled hair. Two boys who looked almost identical were sitting together, the one with the cowlick being overly loud and the one with the curl sitting quietly, listening as he read his book. Two oriental boys were watching as a wind-up robot shaped like a panda walked across their table, bored expressions on their faces as the one with the shorter hair tugged on the other's ponytail. Two other brothers were off in the corner, the one with lighter hair screaming as he tried to pull his curl out of the darker haired brother's identical hair piece.
Off sitting at a table all by himself was a boy with blond hair and blue eyes. He seemed focused on his work as he flipped a page and read, then wrote, then repeated this process. Tilting her head and making her _____ hair fall in her eyes, _____ decided to go sit with him, as it seemed he couldn't hear the various noises of their fellow students.
After quickly gathering her things, she walked across the library to sit with this boy. He seemed frustrated, pushing his hair back and then growling as it fell back in his eyes, eventually giving up and looking back at his work. _____ sat down quietly and with a quick glance saw that he was doing the same homework you were trying to do: algebra. He seemed to be flying through it like it was easy, second grade level math despite his frustration over his hair that wouldn't stay, while _____ wasn't even past question three.
"Excuse me," _____ said quietly, causing the boy to look up, startled a bit.
"Oh, hello," he said slowly. "You're in my algebra class, aren't you?"
"Right," _____ said with a nod, staring into his blue eyes. "You're the really smart one, Ludwig, right?"
"Ja, und you are _____. You sit by my friend Feli, the idiot over zhere with his curl stuck in his bruder's…"
_____ chuckled. "Right, right, Feli… So, I was wondering, Ludwig…"
"Well, you're really smart, would you be willing to tutor me?" _____ looked down, but could feel his questioning gaze on her. Finally, he said he'd be happy to tutor her, but study hall was over.
"How about lunch, _____? Bring your food back here and I'll tutor you then, alright?" Ludwig stood up and straightened his clothing, the pushed his hair back, which then fell back into his icy eyes. _____ nodded and smiled at him, saying, "Thanks, Ludwig."
After grabbing her lunch, _____ walked calmly to the library, happy to finally have some help with her homework that was due next period. Her shoes clicked against the floor until she got to the old library and found Ludwig at the same table he had been at earlier, eating a sausage. _____ sat down and pulled out her sandwich and waited for Ludwig to look up. Instead, he stared down at his paper and said, "Hi, _____. Let's get started, shall we?"
_____ eventually caught on to the formulas and wrote them down as Ludwig went through the problems until they got to the twenty-fifth question, which was a word problem. Ludwig tried to explain it to her, but she wasn't understanding it.
"Here, let me show you," he said, getting up and standing behind her so he could write. He peered over her shoulder, explaining everything as he wrote. "Zhere. Simple, see?" He smiled.
"Yeah, I see," _____ managed to stutter out. Ludwig sat back in his seat, then closed up his book, saying, "That was the last problem, so how about tomorrow during study hall we do the homework we get today?"
"Sounds good, Ludwig," _____ said with a small, nervous smile. Ludwig smiled and started to head off, but quickly turned around and gave _____ a kiss on the cheek before walking quickly towards algebra. Blushing, _____ walked off to algebra too, only to find that there had been a seat change, and now she was sitting next to Ludwig.