"Okay class. That's your que! Have an amazing Spring Break and try to come back I one piece." I told my students as they flooded out of the class.
I took a seat in my desk and began to straighten out my papers and pack my brief case when I heard someone clearing their throat.
I looked up to see one of my students, August, standing in front of me.
"Well hello Mr. Alsina. What can I do for you? You're usually the first one out of class." He and I both let out a chuckle.
"I know Ms. T. I just wanted to see my grades and gpa." He said leaning against my desk.
"Okay sweetheart, just give me a minute to pull it up." I said sliding in my rolling chair over to my computer.
"Cool." August said going by the computer.
I pulled up his student records and examined them to find what he needed.
"Well Sir, it looks like your weighted gpa is a 3.9 you're numberrrr...19 in your class and so far you're working with all A's and B's."
As I was telling August his information, I took off my cheetah print scarf and undid one button of my shirt and rubbed my neck. I was hot and thirsty.
"Hey August, can you have me a bottle of water out my mini fridge please" I said printing off his records to give to him.
He walked over to the fridge and back to me giving me the water.
"You mind if I grab a Docta Peppa ma'am?" He asked politely, handing me the water.
"Sure. Help yourself."
"Thank you" he said.
"You're welcome sweetheart."
"Yes Sir?" I said giving him his papers.
"Can I ask you somethin'?" He said sipping his Dr. Pepper and licking his lips.
"Of course." I said typing up a document on my computer.
"How old are you? Cause you look awfully young ta be a teacher."
I chuckled and shook my head.
"I'm 23 August."
"Damn. That's why you so cool"
"Uhhh...I guess you could say that."
There was then a silence. I could feel August staring at me. I wasn't quite sure why but it didn't too much bother me. He always stares in class. I'm never quite sure what's on his mind.
"Do you need anything else?" I asked still typing away on my computer.
"Uhhh...nahh. Thanks Ms. T"
"No problem sweetheart." I gave him a quick smile and he returned it, walking out of my room.
"Hey August"I said getting his attention as he was walking put the door.
He turned around. "Yes ma'am?"
"What are you always staring at in class? You're an amazing student academically, but you're never focused. Honestly, I'm not quite sure how you do it. You're always in a daze of some sort. What's on your mind? Is it family problems or anything outside of school? I'm here if you ever need anyone to talk to."
"I um...honestly Ms. T. I..."
I turned away from computer completely and turned myself towards him.