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Cosine. Sin. Tan. Cosintan. Kind of reminds me of Constantine. I should reaaaaaaaaaally pick that up.

Jerry flipped between looking at the utterly incomprehensible gobbledygook up on the board and the slightly less nonsensical events going on in his issue of Suicide Squad. Even then it was only slightly. It took a moment for him to realize that it was perhaps because some of the 'boring filler stuff' going on in the first two or three pages he skipped was probably relevant to the plot. Well, too late to look back now; the turning of the pages would no doubt alert Mrs. Brown.

Then Jerry got a brilliant idea. What if he waited for somebody to turn the page of their math book? Yeah, that made sense. Wait for somebody to have to turn the page for something or other, then he could turn the pages of the comic in his lap without it being suspicious.

Mr. Fury, you've done it again!

Jerry waited... and waited... and waited. It had to have been an agonizing fifteen to twenty seconds he waited, and nobody had time to wait any longer than that. Thinking of a positively brilliant backup plan, Jerry raised his hand. After a second or two of Mrs. Brown not seeing it, he cleared his throat to get her attention.

"Yes, Jeremiah?"

Jerry opened his mouth and froze. Shit, what was he supposed to say at this part? In the mental draft of his plan, he was going to say something really witty here about how the problems on the board, weren't they like another problem somewhere else, and what page it was on. Trouble was, he flickered his eyes between his teacher and the board trying to gain some bearing as to what they were learning and he came up totally dry.

Flicker. Flicker. Flicker. Nope, still dry, and now his eyes were getting tired.

"Um... I was wondering..." he started sheepishly, looking around for help. None came. "You know, the thing... that wiggly thing-"

"The sine wave, Jeremiah?"

"Yeah, uh, that thing. How did we get... to that part with the stuff again?"

Jerry sank down in his seat, imagining that every pair of eyes in the class must be boring holes into his skull right now but he dared not look to see if it was true. So what if he wasn't paying attention? It wasn't like anybody else was, and you didn't see them doing anything about it! Yeah, that's right. They don't have any fuckin' ground to stand on making fun of me. Wait. Shit. Why didn't I just flip the pages of my own book!? Why didn't I think of that!? FUUUUUUUUUU

"Never mind!" Jerry practically shouted to a strongly confused Mrs. Brown. "Found it!" He flipped the pages of his math book in earnest despite having already apparently found the solution to his imagined problem, and waited for Mrs. Brown to turn back to the board, his face reddened.

Think Jerry, think. No, wait, you wouldn't have to think if this class weren't so. FUCKING. BORING!
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