Warning: This chapter contains bite marks.
Curiosity (Stein x Spirit) Ch. 2
The door swung open; the sound of the door slammed against the wall and echoed through the entire classroom. The person who slammed the door open was Professor Stein; he struggled to keep his eyelids lifted as if they were carrying a pair of 30 pound mini hand weights, his face was drenched in sweat, dripping from his forehead to his jawline and his cheeks were flushed pink. All of the students to turn to the exhausted teacher as Soul visually scanned the Professor’s body. Other than his pink-blushed face, he noticed the man had a bite mark on each side of his neck. 2 hours of class have passed and it was one minute until dismissal, Professor Stein written down the last of the notes on the board as he informed “Okay class, remember to write this down.”
His voice barely audible and his tone lacked energy as the tired man sat on his chair trying to keep his head up; he felt as if he could pass out at any moment.
“These are the notes for the exam ‘Madonna of the Tra-AHH’.”
He let out a yawn before eyes closed and his face fell over with a thud onto the desk with his arms covering his head before a sound of snoring sounded from his throat. The entire class let out a confused “Huh?”
Soul asked in a low voice “Maka, what’d you think he said?”
“I think he said ‘Madonna of the Trail’.”
“Thanks. I’m gonna check if our teacher’s okay.”
Soul stood up from his chair and casually walked toward the front of the classroom, approaching the professor.
Dr. Stein’s P.O.V
As my vision was dark, I heard a familiar bell ring loud in my ears; it wasn’t painful to hear, but it would be hard to sleep through it. I knew what it meant; it was time for dismissal. Despite that I still kept my face hidden in the lap of my arms.
“Hey, Dr. Stein…”
The only words that formed in my head after that call was “Damn it!”
I was hoping to come up with a reason quickly why I was late; I was wrong. I looked up to where the voice was coming from; it was Soul as he stood before me with a facial expression of confusion.
“Are you alright? You kind of went out cold on us.”
As groggy as I was, I somehow managed to mask it with a cheerful smile as I swiftly rose from my seat with my hands in my pockets of my jacket.
“I’m fine Soul.”
I tried to keep a positive tone in my voice “I didn’t get much sleep last night, that’s all.”
The boy seemed to have grown suspicious as he glanced at different areas of my face. He must’ve noticed the marks on my neck. A sly smirk spread across his face like his lips were being unzipped showing his seemingly devilish teeth.
“I think you slept in for a reason.”
“Oh. R-Really?” I stammered, but I don’t think he noticed.
He made an assumption that relaxed my nerves.
“You’re dating Ms. Mjolnir, aren’t you?”
I hesitated before I confirmed his guess “Um… yeah.”
I looked passed his head seeing Black Star, Tsubaki and Maka were still in the classroom, staring at me with a look of concern.
I asked “Shouldn’t you kids be going? You don’t have to stay here.”
Confused, Soul caught on as he turned his head to the direction of my sight. He explained “Oh, we decided to stay here to check on you.”
“Thanks, I’m fine now.”
I went home as Soul joined his friends.
End of Chapter 2