"Yeah, he said he has some family members around here, and that he's staying for maybe a week or so. "
Matt being back is definitely what I needed.  Though I spent most of my time with Nash and Cameron, Matt was the one who usually brightened my day with his humor, no wonder he's in New York City.

**after school**

I was meeting Cameron later for dinner with his mother and frankly, I'm a bit nervous. I can't look at Mrs. Dallas, without thinking about Cameron's father. They both don't like to bring him up, but knowing me, I'll accidentally bring it up, humiliate myself, and just make my bond with Mrs. Dallas awkward. So I guess my plan is to keep a sock in my mouth.

Stupid Madison, you're gonna have to eat.

Cameron left after school to prepare dinner with his mom, while I had to lock up the debate team's room. Walking to my locker, I was stopped by my history teacher. He looked very cheery, and it creeped me out just a little bit.

"Miss Walters, mind if I see you for just a minute" He said gesturing him to come in the classroom. Jack was in here as well. Jack looked the complete opposite from what my teacher looked like.

"Now Madison, you finished your test very fast today, and with that, you also had the highest grade, a 97%, the highest grade any student has ever gotten on a test for this chapter. I am very impressed."

"Thank you, Mr. Dalton, but is that all you called me here for? You could have told me this tomorrow in class?" Not that I wanted the recognition in front of anyone, but today wasn't my day to stay after school for even two seconds.

"Actually no, I don't mean to put Mr. Gilinsky's information out there, but he scored the lowest grade, a 29%." Mr. Dalton said, sighing in Jack's view.

"Mr. Dalton, I did study really hard, I honestly did, and not to mention, Tess even tried to cheat off of me." Jack said defensive.

"Well hard to believe when she scored a much higher grade than you." He said disappointed. "Anyways, Madison," He said, back in my direction, "I wanted to know if you could be Jack's tutor?"

"His tutor?" There's a shock.

"Yes, him being a new student, and probably not understanding the curriculum, I was hoping you would be a great fit as help." Mr. Dalton said, bringing back the cheery smile.

"Well, we are pretty good friends." Jack said adding. "It wouldn't bite, right Madison?"

"Well," I paused, trying to soak all of this in. Cameron already wants me far from Jack, and now I'm the answer to his prayers. "Sure, I'd love to help a fellow classmate."

Just when my mom was hoping there was nothing gonna go on between Jack and me.
Cameron is gonna have a cow.

About fifteen minutes later, my lovely chat with Mr. Dalton and Jack was over, and I have no idea how I'm supposed to tell Cameron.

"Explain to me how you got the lowest score in class?" I said to Jack confused, leaving Mr. Dalton's class.

"I guess I got really distracted, but I promise you Madison, I studied extremely hard for the test. I don't know what happened. I guess I'm not the best test taker. I'm sorry if I'm being a burden."

"No, Jack is fine. I want to help. Besides, it's only Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour, so that gives you the other days of the week to study extremely harder without me there. You'll be fine."

"Thanks, but telling my mother will probably be the hardest thing yet. You know how hard it is to tell devastating news to someone you love?"

"Sadly, I do."

~Jack

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