Kelly was having a hard time keeping her eyes open. She’d chosen a seat at the back of the classroom, right next to the big window. The sunlight of the day was filtering through, warming up the classroom. Combine that with the breathing of forty odd other people and Kelly’s eyelids drooped lower as she stifled a yawn.

It was such a lovely day outside, too nice to be indoors. She glanced at the clock on the wall. Had it really only been three minutes since she had last looked? This day was going slow. Maybe she would skip the afternoon, go outside and have a luxurious nap in the glorious sun. It was better than being in here.

Her eyes looked back outside through the half closed lids. It looked so nice out there. She shifted in the seat, mildly uncomfortable as there came a prickling down her neck. Idling scratching it, Kelly looked out the window again.

The bush in the corner was moving slightly. It took her a moment to work out why the was odd, but then she realised that nothing else was moving, there was no breeze. Her eyes started to open more as the bush moved again.

And then a squirrel jumped out and began leaping across the parking lot, stopping to nibble of some piece of food left on the floor.

Kelly smiled and sunk back into her seat, eyes starting to close again. Lucky squirrel, it didn’t have to think about school and science. Only where its next meal was coming from.

Stifling another yawn, Kelly sank onto her desk and rested her head onto her hand. That had only taken a minute. Forty five more to go, this was going to be a long lesson.

She didn’t notice that the bush was still moving ever so slightly, or that there were eyes still on her, watching her through the window.

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