He never ran this fast in his life. Sweat was pouring down his face and his breaths were fast and rapid. One more corner and he’d be there. The doors were closing. He sped up and reached for the handle, gasping for air. His teacher, Mr. Cooper opened the door.
“Ah, Tennyson. I thought you wouldn’t make it. Come on in.”
“Wouldn’t miss it for the world” Ben grinned and took a seat.
It was his final exam in high school. He couldn’t quite believe it himself either, one exam separated him from finishing high school with honours, something he never believed he could accomplish. This last month was hell for him. The countless hours spent studying on math, English, science, Spanish… It was eating at him, but he was determined to succeed. Alone. It’s not like he wanted to do it alone, but he really didn’t have a choice, seeing Gwen was too occupied helping Kevin with his own school problems. He did have a slight problem with that, but he was never going to say it to Gwen, because at the end of the day all that mattered was that she was happy. And to him it seemed like she was, and that sufficed. He shook his head from his oh so too often occuring Gwen thoughts and focussed on the psychology exam before him.