Last week we saw Phoebe's initial reaction to being paired with Todd Miller for a big art project. Since this situation is the impetus that fuels the rest of the story and gives their relationship a place to grow, I thought I'd continue in that same scene today. Here we see Phoebe, after class is over, trying to convince Miss Stockton, the art teacher who is Phoebe's mentor, that she needs a new partner. Miss Stockton's response is that someone's got to work with him, but Phoebe is persistent!
"Come on, Miss Stockton," I said, lowering my voice so I wouldn't be heard by any students loitering outside the door. "He's only in this class because he thinks it'll be an easy A."
"You don't know that," she replied, peeking at me over the top rim of her glasses.
"Have you ever known of Todd MIller to take anything besides football and his social status seriously? He always take the easy way out."
She looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Then it sounds like he has a lot to learn, and you, my brightest student have a lot to teach him... and not just about art."
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