The canteen was still dim when Dul plopped his tray down in the middle of one of the long picnic-bench-like tables in the room. The sun was not yet up, and the fluorescent lights above cast a sickly, pale light on the room. Despite being almost eight hundred hours, the sun was yet visible. It wouldn't be until nearly high noon. Sure, sunrise was still early, but it took longer and longer these days for the sun's rays to burn through the smog cloaking the sky. Outside, rain seemed a perpetual threat, and hardly anyone saw the sun for any length of time anymore.
Dul began to shovel processed eggs into his mouth, pushing aside the thoughts of h
Moira Jenkins strode purposefully down the hallway, her backpack hanging off one shoulder as she typed a message on her cell phone.
Moira hit /send as she rounded the corner, looking up in time to avoid running into an upperclassman headed for the stairs.
The boy, a blond with dark hazel-green eyes, was about four inches taller than her. Moira thought he looked familiar, but couldn't for the life of her remember where she knew him from, let alone his name. He was a junior, she thought. Connor something? Maybe she'd had a class with him at some point in the last two years.
"Oh. Uh Sorry about that," Connor mumbled, sounding distracted