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A Class Act: Chapter Seven

slothquisitor:

A high school teacher AU. 

Chapter Summary: 

Cullen has a rough morning and decides to show up to work a little later in order to run into Mara.

Need to catch up on previous chapters? Masterlist here. 

Also on AO3. 

The clock on the stove blinked an electric blue 4:30 a.m. and Cullen stood alone in his kitchen that was flooded with light, banishing all shadow. The only noise was the whir of his coffee maker and the dripping of coffee into the pot. He gripped the side of the sink until his knuckles were white. He could still hear the gunshots echoing through his brain.

But they weren’t real. Just the warped sound of memory haunting his dreams. He’d been startled awake by nightmares before, but this morning they seemed to have more of a hold on him than they had in long time.

The beeping of the coffee maker startled him enough that he jumped. He ran a hand through his sleep disheveled hair, and took a few deep breaths to bring his heart rate back under control. He looked out the window over his sink, outside was inky blackness. He could see the reflection of his bright kitchen, every light from his bedroom into the kitchen had been flipped on as he stumbled here. He took another breath and opened the cupboard next to the sink, he pulled down his favorite mug, a simple nondescript cup, but it had been a gift from a student who had scrawled in permanent marker what they’d learned from him. The mug had been well used, most of the words flaked away over time, but Cullen remembered what it had said.

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KITTENS! Visiting my parents this weekend equals new kitten pics. Several of them have had runny eyes so we brought them into the house several times to clean them up (with tea! supposedly helps with kitten eye infections like that), so you’ll see them with wet (sometimes tea-stained) eyes in some pics.

isilmarille:

Couldn’t help myself from sharing. I made this cuties for Fandom Battle x) 


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