On Tuesday Marcus got off the bus at the usual time with his sister double checking to be sure he had what he needed before riding the bus further to the store where she worked. Marcus knew the schedule, he had Chemistry, Calculus and Computer engineering. Chemistry was mostly fine. He had been assignment to work on a project with a classmate which mostly resulted in him doing all the work himself.
His partner was a girl with dark hair and brown skin, she sat back in her seat next to him in class texting a friend with her brightly manicured fingernails. She wore big gold hoop earings and was always chewing gum in class which she would pop loudly. Marcus was pretty sure her name was Kasey but he couldn’t remember for sure so he avoided addressing her by name just to be safe. She’d been the one to approach him and ask him to be her partner which at first he was grateful as it meant he didn’t have to ask anyone but he quickly began