Wordcount: 6,750 words
Prompt: John Sheppard / Class: Senior / Team: Youngstown St. / Men's Track and Field Summary: 05/05/07 - Campbell/Wright Open - 800m - 1:55.91
“So, are you new? Only, I’ve never seen you around and most people who come to school on Saturday mornings already know where the gym door is. Isn’t it an atrocious hour? I’m not entirely sure why I’m here, except that I’m going to fail PE if I’m not because Coach Sumner is really sadistic, have you met him yet? He hates me, I think. I could be doing valuable things with my time like advancing the world of physics, but no, I have to put up hurdles.”
Oh my god, Rodney thought desperately, shut up.
The boy only blinked, looking completely unruffled, and held out his hand for Rodney to shake. “I’m John Sheppard,” he said. “Just moved here from Colorado.”