“Well,” Zelda began, “since I'm going to be a doctor and all...”
It was at that point that I realized there were several other kids, mostly girls, but a few boys too, clustered around our table, as if they were all suddenly coming over to borrow a test tube or ask a question – but there were too many of them for that. Zelda went right on talking as if they weren't there, but I could see she was very aware of them. “I just wondered,” she said smoothly, “if you could tell me, from a scientific standpoint, of course, just what it is that two girls do in bed...” It did get better, although it took a while for some of the girls to sit next to me again in class. That was funny, in a way. At Foster, we didn't have assigned seats, and as I said, I didn't notice it in chemistry that first morning, but by afternoon it had become pretty obvious. When I realized what was going on, I purposely arrived a little late to my classes so I'd get to choose who to sit next to and could maybe show the other girls that I wasn't going to rape them in the middle of math or something. I don't know; I'm probably exaggerating, but it did seem a little grim at first.
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