I MADE MY WAY TO ENGLISH IN A DAZE.120 I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE
when I first walked in that class had already started.
"Thank you for joining us, Miss Duck," Mr. Mason said in a disparaging tone.
I flushed and hurried to my seat, groping through my bag for my 3D glasses. I ended up having to borrow Mike's extra pair. He always kept an extra pair in his desk, probably just in case I ever needed them. As he handed them to me, his hand touched mine a bit and I thought I saw his left eye twinkle behind those plastic lenses. I shuddered, and then sighed.
It wasn't 'til class ended that I realized Mike wasn't sitting in his usual seat next to me. I touched the 3D glasses on my face; if Mike hadn't given them to me, who did? I felt a twinge of guilt, wishing I knew who to thank for the favor. But he and Eric both met me at the door as usual, so I figured they were still willing to lay down on the ground to prevent my shoes from wearing on the concrete. That was comforting.
Mike seemed to become more himself as we walked, gaining enthusiasm as he talked about the weather report for this weekend. "Wow," I alternated with "oh," as he talked on and on. The rain was supposed to take a minor break, and so maybe his beach trip would be possible.
"Woot," I said, trying to sound eager, and
120. The Forks High School is the only high school in the United States to pilot "English in a Daze" courses for grades 11 and 12. These courses differ from traditional high school-level English courses because the students are forced to wear 3D glasses.