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Le Garcon Avec Les Cheveux Blancs; Private.
Topic Started: Jan 9 2013, 10:59 PM (708 Views)
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Alex stood outside of the school; he had no practice today and wanted to just enjoy the air for a little while. It was a good time for him to collect his thoughts and have conversations with some of his friends. Alex messed around with the keys he had inside of his pocket, he had only started driving to school this year and it was still somewhat of an excitement when Alex felt his keys and knew that they were his. As Alex looked out over the parking lot he noticed a notable lack of cars, of course he had been standing there a while, but it couldn’t have been that long.

Wow, I don’t think I’ve been here long enough for all of these people to go home already.

Just to make sure that his eyes hadn’t fooled him, Alex looked out over the parking lot one more time, sure enough, his eyes had been right. Most of the friends he talked to had left a little bit ago, but Alex had been too lost in thought to notice it. Alex let out a sigh before he noticed a girl sitting alone at the curb. Thinking about how lonely it must be to be alone while waiting Alex approached her. As he did so he noticed a Popular Science magazine in her hands. Nice to know that they shared an interest if there was a lack of things to talk about.

Alex sat down next to the girl on the curb before saying, “Hey,” he then pointed to the magazine before he continued, “You know, I think my dad had an article published in one of those. Have you ever read something by Éric de Gaulle?”
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Alex listened to what the girl said, giving a small, almost nonexistent, chuckle in response to what she said about not paying attention to the authors. After the girl finished speaking, Alex said, “You know, you should probably look at who the authors are and the small blurbs they have about them, I know not many people do, but they go through a lot to get published in these types of things, and it is a pretty big achievement. I know my dad would love it if he got some type of glory for it.”

Alex shifted his sitting position after he became a bit uncomfortable and continued speaking, “But anyway, to answer your question, I needed someone to talk to and you had a science magazine. I figured it would be easy to start a conversation that way.”

Looking out around the parking lot Alex noticed a few more cars leaving, emptying out the parking lot even more. Thinking out loud he said, “So, why are you still here this late? Waiting for someone to pick you up or did you just want some time to read something in the nice weather?”

It was a bit weird for someone to be sitting here reading when there were some nice benches to sit down on. But, sometimes it was better to sit somewhere odd and get a different perspective on the world, even if while reading, it could be nice to observe things differently.
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Alex heard the question asked and replied with, “Oh, sorry about that, I should have introduced myself earlier. My name is Alexander de Gaulle, and not just friends, but pretty much anyone calls me Alex.” He thought to himself about how Maddie might be stranded here for a while if her dad didn’t come to pick her up.

“You know, although it isn’t important right now. I am going to be here for a while longer, if your dad doesn’t come to pick you up by the time I leave I can always give you a ride home.” Even though Alex had just met Maddie, he always liked helping people when they needed it and it would be a good way to get to know her.

“Although not now of course, I still plan on staying a bit longer just talking to, you first and then after our conversation ends I’m going to go talk to my other friends.”
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After hearing the question Alex lifted his hand up to his chin and thought about it. It was a bit of a complicated question; all fields of science were great, but narrowing down to what you like the most was tough. Well obviously I’m going to have to put physics into that answer, but I do like some other fields a bit more than the rest.

After he lowered his hand he said, “Well, after giving it some thought. My favorite out of all of them would have to be Physics, but I would also include Astronomy and Linguistics, I like both of them a bit more than the rest.”

Satisfied with his answer Alex smiled slightly, it was hard to pinhole his interest in science to a few fields, but he managed to do it. To keep the conversation going he asked, “So, is there any particular reason why you would choose Physics and Chemistry as your favorites?”
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Alex had an answer ready at hand for the question he knew was coming, after all, he didn’t ask something like that without knowing that it could be asked directly back. “Well, I like linguistics so much because I am just fascinated by language. My dad is from France, so he taught me French from an early age, and I also know English, obviously, since we are speaking now. I am just amazed by how it is all put together and all the different meanings and how grammar works out. It really is just something that amazes me. I really hope to learn some other languages as well so I can just see how different and also how similar they all are.”

“As for Physics, well… my dad is a Physics professor over at The University of Washington. I really got into it so I could talk to him about it, and he would be able to teach me some about it as well. I plan on being a physicist, so I need to like it if I plan on doing that for life.” Alex scratched his head before continuing, “And, as for Astronomy, would you accept simply because space is cool?” Alex chuckled.

Alex took out his cell and looked at the time. “Wow, it is getting kind of late, where is your dad anyway? You think someone would at least give a call if they were going to be so late.”
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Alex waved goodbye to Maddie as he watched her leave to go to her father’s car. Alex stood up and scanned for any of his other friends still around but noticed no one. Damn, they must have all gone home already. With no one left for him to hang out with Alex decided to just leave and go home.

As Alex walked out to his car he twirled his keychain around his finger. Once he reached his car he unlocked the door and got in. After turning on the engine he reached for the radio before he thought, Actually, I think I would like some quiet on the drive home. Alex then drove away.
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