feel a little rush (I think I’ve got a crush) [1/2]
I made this ridiculous post a while ago and somehow ended up being the one to write it. so. it’s been a while since I’ve written and I can only thank @high-seas-swan for her cheerleading and her brilliant beta skills that saved this from not making any sense.
anyway, au where high school lit teacher killian jones ends up on the hotdudesreading instagram page and is very, very confused by it all.
The giggling isn’t new, but he will say he hasn’t heard it in a while. On this Monday morning, however, the soft echoes of laughter follow him from the parking lot and through the corridors.
He’s being paranoid, he thinks. Until he turns around just before he reaches his classroom and watches a group of girls disperse, eyes shifting down quickly to their phones, their mouths quivering with restraint.
Killian knows restraint, and he definitely knows when something feels off.
Still, he’s a professional. So he straightens his back and puts as much bounce in his step as one might need to convince seventeen year olds that Shakespeare is fun. It works, most days.
His first class is uncharacteristically quiet, most of them fidgeting, thinking twice before raising hands to ask questions. His second is filled with students who can barely get through reading the first scene of the second act of Othello without laughing. (Which, with all the deceit and plotting, Killian should think to be problematic.)
And, well. Killian can tell today isn’t going to be like most days.