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“Okay, what about exceptions?”

“I need your exceptiona-” but then Kay’s rudely interrupted.

“Notimetoexplain!” Mario grabs her and spacetime rearranges itself in a flash of light. They’re just in time for the closing words.

“Omnia mutantur, nihil interit,” solmenly quotes Toe. “Death is but a door, time is but a window…”

“Is he quoting Ghostbusters 2 or 8-bit theater?” asks Jake, but Dylan kicks him, hard, and he shuts up.

Everybody’s there. Zach, Rob, Asuka’s doctor, Zaganza, Shelly, your favorite character not already mentioned… everybody.

Then Millicent’s paw thrusts triumphantly out of the ground suck it Brendan I win forever.


Kay’s good at faking work, so when Houchens walks in she just lets him stand there. Especially when he coughs.

“Can I help you, Professor?” she says, finally.

“I wasn’t aware they had students in charge of the IT office,” he says.

She waits.

“Well. Uh.” He holds out a pathetic bag. “I think my… hard drive crashed. On my laptop. Can you fix it?”

“Not school property?”

He looks guilty. “I was hoping you could make an–”

“Yes.” Kay smiles. “Let’s talk about exceptions, shall we?” She stands, goes to the door, and locks it. Houchens is beginning to blush.